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little brown bat

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brown bat

any of several small to medium-sized common bats of the genera Myotis and Eptesicus, found worldwide in caves, trees, and buildings, including M. lucifugus (little brown bat) and E. fuscus (big brown bat) a widespread North American species. Unabridged
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  • In the case of the little brown bat and other bat species affected by white-nose syndrome, they need safe places to hibernate.
  • One little brown bat can eat a thousand mosquitoes in an hour.
  • Two bat species that frequently use bat houses are the little brown bat and the big brown bat.
  • The other bats in the cave are mostly the more common little brown bat.
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brown bat

any of the bats belonging to the genus Myotis (little brown bats) or Eptesicus (big brown bats). Both are vesper bats, and both are widely distributed, being found in almost all parts of the world. Both genera are insectivorous

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