Mammals of Pennsylvania Online Resource

Common Name: Indiana Bat




Scientific Name:
Myotis sodalis  


Insectivorous - insects in flight.

Interesting Facts:
This bat was not recognized as a species until 1928. In 1966, its rarity was mentioned by Doutt, Heppenstall,
and Guilday in Mammals of Pennsylvania. Today, it is a federally endangered species. It is known from several caves in the Commonwealth today and these sites are gated to protect the species from disturbance.

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