Plants and Animals

Myotis lucifugus Little brown bat

Key Characteristics

No information available.

Status and Rank

US Status: No Status/Not Listed
State Status: SC - Special Concern (rare or uncertain; not legally protected)
Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
State Rank: S1 - Critically imperiled

Occurrences

CountyNumber of OccurrencesYear Last Observed
Alpena 2 2012
Antrim 3 1999
Arenac 1 1910
Baraga 3 2010
Berrien 2 2005
Branch 1 1979
Cass 1 2005
Charlevoix 5 1987
Cheboygan 5 1993
Chippewa 5 1980
Clare 1 1986
Clinton 1 1958
Crawford 1 1947
Delta 2 1967
Dickinson 1 2010
Eaton 2 1978
Emmet 4 1993
Gogebic 5 2011
Grand Traverse 1 1977
Hillsdale 1 1980
Houghton 5 2011
Ingham 1 1958
Iosco 2 1986
Iron 4 1994
Isabella 1 1996
Jackson 2 1980
Kalkaska 3 1999
Keweenaw 4 2012
Leelanau 2 1977
Livingston 2 1936
Luce 2 1977
Mackinac 4 2010
Manistee 2 2012
Marquette 6 2012
Mason 2 1980
Mecosta 1 1998
Menominee 3 1940
Montmorency 1 1963
Newaygo 1 1974
Oakland 1 1928
Oceana 1 1903
Ogemaw 2 1986
Ontonagon 8 2012
Osceola 1 1986
Otsego 3 1982
Roscommon 2 1977
Schoolcraft 1 1975
St. Joseph 1 1979
Washtenaw 3 1992
Wayne 1 1928
Wexford 4 2014

Information is summarized from MNFI's database of rare species and community occurrences. Data may not reflect true distribution since much of the state has not been thoroughly surveyed.

Habitat

No information available.

Natural Community Types

  • Unknown

For each species, lists of natural communities were derived from review of the nearly 6,500 element occurrences in the MNFI database, in addition to herbarium label data for some taxa. In most cases, at least one specimen record exists for each listed natural community. For certain taxa, especially poorly collected or extirpated species of prairie and savanna habitats, natural community lists were derived from inferences from collection sites and habitat preferences in immediately adjacent states (particularly Indiana and Illinois). Natural communities are not listed for those species documented only from altered or ruderal habitats in Michigan, especially for taxa that occur in a variety of habitats outside of the state.

Natural communities are not listed in order of frequency of occurrence, but are rather derived from the full set of natural communities, organized by Ecological Group. In many cases, the general habitat descriptions should provide greater clarity and direction to the surveyor. In future versions of the Rare Species Explorer, we hope to incorporate natural community fidelity ranks for each taxon.

Management Recommendations

No information available.

Survey Methods

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