• Lower Cliff Dwelling

    Tonto

    National Monument Arizona

Arizona Bat

Arizona Bat
Myotis lucifugus occultus

No photograph available

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.

Did You Know?

old photo of the Lower Cliff Dwellings

The first known written record of the cliff dwellings at Tonto National Monument dates from 1880. Archeologist Adolph Bandelier visited the dwellings in 1883, and said they were some of the best preserved he had ever seen. More...