little brown bat


: a small widely distributed insectivorous North American bat (Myotis lucifugus) with brown fur

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Recent Examples on the Web As was the case in most of North America before white-nose syndrome, the little brown bat is the most common. Madeline Bodin, Discover Magazine, 8 Sep. 2015 In New England, there are nine species of bats, among them the endangered little brown bat. Olivia Deng,, 1 Sep. 2023 Some species, such as the little brown bat, can live for 30 years. Lauren David, Washington Post, 27 July 2023 The little brown bat is being evaluated for potential listing. John Flesher, Fortune, 17 Apr. 2023 Some species are worse off; the tricolored bat and little brown bat, both species that hibernate in Illinois Caverns, are being evaluated for state and national endangered or threatened species status — in part because of the effects of white nose syndrome. Talia Soglin,, 21 July 2021 In at least four other locations in New York, little brown bat colonies have either stabilized after crashing or have started to climb back up. Geoffrey Giller, Discover Magazine, 21 July 2018 This cave, for example, used to be filled with a different type of bat, one that until white-nose arrived was the most common bat species in the northeast: the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus). Geoffrey Giller, Discover Magazine, 21 July 2018 Earlier this month, a group of conservationists and scientists filed an emergency petition with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to list the little brown bat under the act. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2010 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of little brown bat was in 1842

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“Little brown bat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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