Eastern pipistrelles (Perimyotis subflavus) were first documented from South Dakota, western Texas, and New Mexico during recent years, suggesting that the distribution of this species is expanding westward across central parts of North America. In New Mexico, only 2 records of P. subflavus previously were known—one from summer and one from autumn. Here we report on 3 new records of P. subflavus from southeastern New Mexico, including the first 2 records from winter and the first record from spring. One individual in winter was observed hibernating in a cave in Chaves County. Our records and previous ones from autumn and summer suggest that this species is resident throughout the year in New Mexico.
Valdez, Ernest W.; Geluso, Keith; Foote, Jennifer; Allison-Kosior, Gosia; and Roemer, David M.
"Spring and winter records of the eastern pipistrelle (Perimyotis subflavus) in southeastern New Mexico,"
Western North American Naturalist: Vol. 69:
3, Article 15.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/vol69/iss3/15