Indiana Myotis (Indiana Bat)
The Indiana myotis is a medium-sized bat closely related to the little brown myotis, gray myotis, and northern long-eared myotis. Indiana bats have brownish-gray fur with cinnamon overtones. The ears and wing membranes are blackish-brown. Indiana bats are difficult to distinguish from our other myotises (mouse-eared bats). The main identifying feature of the Indiana myotis is a distinct keel on its calcar (the cartilaginous supporting structure on the rear edge of its tail membrane). Other clues include its general coloration and the wing being attached along the side of the foot, all the way to the base of the toes.