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Table 2 List of prey identified within M.natterei faecal pellets through high-throughput sequencing

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

  Order   Family   Species Confidence Sequence Number of faecal pellets in which found
level Similarity %
Lepidoptera Geometridae1 Agriopis marginaria 2 100 4
   Alcis resplandata 2 100 2
   Operophtera brumata 1 100 19
  Noctuidae1 Unknown 4 100 7
   Anaplectoides prasina 2 100 1
   Apamea epomidion 1 100 1
   Apamea crenata/epomidion 3 100 2
   Conistra vaccinii/ligula 3 98.72 2
   Diarsia rubi 2 100 2
   Noctua sp. 1 100 3
   Noctua janthe 3 100 1
   Noctua pronuba 3 100 39
   Omphaloscelis lunosa 1 100 2
   Orthosia incerta 2 100 6
   Phlogophora meticulosa 2 100 1
   Xestia c-nigrum 2 100 12
   Xestia sextrigata 2 100 8
   Xestia triangulum 2 100 13
   Xestia xanthographa 2 100 50
  Torticidae Tortricodes alternella 1 100 9
  Ypsolophidae Ypsolopha ustella 2 100 1
Diptera Calliphoridae Pollenia rudis 1 100 4
   Pollenia pediculate 1 99.36 1
   Pollenia sp. 1 100 14
  Chironomidae Prodiamesa olivacea 1 98.72 1
  Culicidae Culex torrentium/pipiens 3 100 1
  Muscidae Eudasyphora cyanicolor 1 99.36 1
   Musca autumnalis 1 100 2
   Phaonia tuguriorum 1 100 1
  Scathophagidae Scathophaga stercoraria 1 99.28 6
  Tachinidae2 Ramonda spathulata 1 100 7
Coleoptera Cantharidae Cantharis cryptica 1 100 1
   Cantharis decipiens 1 100 1
   Cantharis livida/pellucida 3 100 1
  Carabidae Notiophilus biguttatus 1 99.36 1
  Curculionidae Sitona lineatus/suturalis 3 100 5
Hymenoptera Tenthredinidae Tenthredopsis sp. 4 99.36 1
Isopoda Philosciidae Philoscia muscorum 1 100 59
Araneae Anyphaenidae Anyphaena accentuate 1 100 3
  Araneidae Cyclosa conica 1 99.36 1
   Zygiella x-nonata 1 100 2
  Linphilidae Linyphia hortensis 1 100 3
   Neriene peltata 1 100 2
   Neriene montana 1 100 2
  Lycosidae Pardosa sp. 1 100 1
  Philodromidae Philodromus aureoles 1 100 1
   Philodromus cespitum 1 100 1
   Philodromus dispar 2 99.35 1
  Pisauridae Pisaura mirabilis 1 100 2
  Tetragnathidae Metellina segmentata 1 100 10
  Theridiidae Unknown 1 100 1
   Phylloneta impressa 1 100 2
   Paidiscura pallens 1 100 2
  Thomisidae Diaea dorsata 1 100 3
   Xysticus sp. 1 100 2
  1. List of prey identified in 62 M. nattereri faecal pellets collected within Greywell Tunnel between December–March 2009–10 and 2010–11. Confidence levels follow Razgour et al. [37] and are based on the BOLD identification system, whereby confidence level 1 = solid match to one species or genus (>98.5%); level = 2 match to more than one species (98.5%), only one of which was a UK species; level 3 = matched to two UK species of the same family (>98.5%) and level 4 = match to several species of different genera, or to reference sequences only identified to family (>98%). Superscript indicates families where species are known to possess tympanate hearing organs 1[42], 2[43].