- Adult total body length can range from 8.7 to 10 centimetres (about 3 to 4 inches).
- Wingspan can range from 25 to 27 centimetres (9 ¾ to 11 inches).
- Distinguishing features on the long-legged bat (sometimes called the long-legged myotis) include:
- Thick hair extending on the underside of the wing to a line from the elbow to the knee
- The presence of a keeled calcar (a small bone extending laterally from the ankle)
- Is common throughout western North America.
- In the United States, they roost in buildings, rock crevices, and trees.
- Many nursery colonies are in trees and may consist of hundreds of individuals. It is not known where the majority of these
- Long-legged bats have been collected repeatedly at Cadomin Cave near Cadomin, Alberta. They use the cave as a swarming site
in August and September and a few individuals also hibernate there. Long-legged bats may be quite tolerant of cold.
The long-legged bat is classified as Undetermined in the current General Status of Alberta Wild Species report.
- There is a lack of data concerning this species. Little is known about the habits of long-legged bats in Alberta.
Updated: April 30, 2009