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Arizona Bat

Arizona Bat
Myotis lucifugus occultus

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Wingspan: 9 – 11”; Body length: 1 1/2 – 2”
Diet: small insects

The Arizona bat is a subspecies of the Little Brown Bat, which is found from central Alaska to central Mexico.

Insects are usually captured with a wingtip, and transferred to a scoop formed by the tail and interfemoral membrane (between the legs) before being eaten.

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