The bat is medium sized for a vesper bat, with large feet and more prominent nostrils than other European Myotis species. Hair is dark grey at the base, with light smoky grey dorsal-side hair and light grey ventral-side hair.
M. capaccinii lives in limestone areas, preferably wooded or shrubby terrain near flowing water. Summer and winter roosts are always in caves.
Little is known about this species reproductive cycle. Nursery roosts are in caves, with up to 500 females in clusters on the cave roof. Birth occurs in mid to late June, with only one young born.
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