Yuma Myotis


The Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis) bat can often be seen flying over ponds just over the water’s surface as it hunts for mosquitos, moths, and mayflies. Like the other bats of Torrey Pines State Park, they are nocturnal and mostly active during sunset and at night.

The loss of rivers, ponds, and lakes from drought threaten this bat’s way of life. However, the Yuma Myotis feeds on insects considered agricultural pests and are important in controlling these in agricultural areas.

Learn more about the Yuma Myotis and the wonderful world of bats at Bat Conservation International.