IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Although the northern long-eared myotis is common and widespread, much remains to be learned about its roosting habits, reproduction, and longevity. This bat is known to hibernate in caves and mines and to roost under tree bark. It is one of the gleaners, plucking insects from the surfaces of leaves, branches, and the ground rather than taking them from the air in flight. Northern long-eared myotis hang from a perch to eat, which lets them take larger insects than they could if they ate on the wing.

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