They are almost identical in appearance to the Big Brown bat but only smaller . They are covered in almost brown fur, have a lighter tan body and very dark membranous naked wings.
The Habitat of the Little Brown Bat
The little brown bat is found in urban, suburban, forested habitats and farm land and prefer caves and mines as their day time roosting places. They also have large female bat colonies that are also found in home attics, church steeples, barns, and solitary males are often found buildings and trees for the summer months.
The Diet of A Little Brown Bat
The little brown bat is a insectivore and spends it night flights as a predator of small flying insects such as mosquitoes, moths, mayflies, midges and caddis flies.
Little brown bats mate usually in late summer and early Fall in Aug and Sep each year before their annual hibernation and their sperm is stored in their reproductive tract until spring. They have a gestation period of 60-62 day. They typically have one bat pup a year usually born between may and Jul of each year and weigh about 1/4th of the weight of their mother when they are born naked and with their eyes closed. The feed on their mother bats milk only for the first 18-25 days and then taught to fly on night flights to learn about foraging for themselves.
Females gather in bat colonies of about 75 bats. Mothers typically do not carry their young on flights but will if they feel their young is endangered. Young bats tightly grip their mothers nipple with their feet under the opposite wing of their mother.
The little brown bat comes out for its night flight about 20 minutes after sunset and comes out to feed on warm and very dry nights and return again to their roosts before sunrise