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Table 1 Percentage of prey orders encountered within M.nattereri faecal pellets

From: Second generation sequencing and morphological faecal analysis reveal unexpected foraging behaviour by Myotis nattereri (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) in winter

  Order Morphological Molecular
  % O % F % O† % F†
Araneae 59.7 28.2 56.5 17.9
Isopoda 32.3 15.3 90.3 28.7
Lepidoptera 88.7 42.0 98.5 31.3
Hymenoptera 1.6 0.7 3.2 1.0
Hemiptera 1.6 0.8 - -
Coleoptera 3.2 1.5 14.5 4.6
Diptera 24.2 11.5 51.6 16.4
  1. Percentage occurrence (%O) of prey orders in M. nattereri faecal pellets gathered in Greywell tunnel during winters (December-March) 2009–10 and 2010–11. Also shown are the proportions (%F) of prey orders in the diet. † OTUs identified to species using BOLD then assigned to individual pellets.