Scientific Name
Myotis velifer
Global Conservation Status (IUCN)
Least Concern

Data Sheet

Pronunciation: my-oh-tis vel-if-fer

The cave myotis forms nursery colonies, usually numbering in the thousands, in caves, mines, barns, buildings, and sometimes under bridges. It is found throughout the U.S. southwest, from central Oklahoma and Texas westward through the southern half of New Mexico and Arizona.

Cave myotis are aerial insectivores and feed on a wide variety of insects including moths, weevils, antlions, small beetles and flying ants. Because these bats congregate in large groups, they are very susceptible to human disturbance.