New York Natural Heritage Program
Indiana Bat
Myotis sodalis Miller and Allen, 1928
Mammals

New York State Distribution [-]
Ten Indiana bat hibernacula are known to be extant. These hibernacula occur in the following counties: Albany (1), Essex (2), Jefferson (1), Onondaga (1), Ulster (4), and Warren (1). One of the Ulster County sites is among the 10 largest hibernacula for the species in the country. Maternity colonies have been identified through radio-telemetry studies and mist-net captures in Dutchess, Essex, Jefferson, Onondaga, and Ulster counties. Bachelor colonies have also been identified through radio-telemetry studies and mist-net captures in Albany, Dutchess, Jefferson, Orange, and Ulster counties.

Global Distribution [-]
The range of the Indiana bat includes much of the eastern half of the United States, from Vermont south to Massachusetts, Connecticut, and northern New Jersey, southwest to northwestern Florida and eastern Oklahoma, and north to southwestern Wisconsin. The largest hibernating populations are found in Indiana, Missouri, and Kentucky with other large hibernation sites in Arkansas, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia (USFWS 1999).