Woodland vole

Woodland vole

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Arvicolinae
Species : Microtus pinetorum


The Woodland vole is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Canada and United States
Some facts about the
Woodland vole

Adult weight : 0.026 kg (0.0572 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 4 years

Female maturity :98 days

Gestation : 21 days

Weaning : 21 days

Litter size : 3

Litters per year : 3

Interval between litters : 26 days

Weight at birth : 0.002 kg (0.0044 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.01 kg (0.022 lbs)

Body mass : 0.025 kg (0.055 lbs)

Temperature : 37.85 °C (100.13 °F)

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Facts about the woodland vole

) - Physical Characteristics: The fossorial woodland vole is brownish above and grayish below.

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Microtus pinetorum is Pennsylvania’s smallest vole: length, 4.

Pine (woodland) Vole is a 'pest' (an unwanted organism) that can be controlled through the use of pesticides.

Pine voles, also called woodland voles, are about 4 to 6 inches in length, have reddish-brown fur, and their relatively short tail is about the same length as the hind foot.

The pine vole (Microtus pinetorum) is monogamous; males and females form permanent pair bonds and work together to rear their offspring.

The woodland vole is one of the smallest members of its genus, weighing….

Woodland voles are about 4 to 6 inches in length, have reddish-brown fur, and their relatively short tail is about the same length as the hind foot.

Woodland voles are excellent burrowers.

Woodland voles are found from central Texas to Wisconsin, and eastward to the Atlantic coast (except for Florida). (Full text)

The woodland vole is one of the smallest members of its genus, weighing… (Full text)

The Woodland Vole is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

Terrestrial Ecology Woodland voles are active during all seasons and do not hibernate. (Full text)

The Woodland Vole is somewhat colonial, although colonies sometimes disband and disappear for no apparent reason. (Full text)

Woodland voles are approximately 118-130 mm (4. (Full text)

Forest species like fox squirrels, gray squirrels, southern flying squirrels, and woodland voles are common. (Full text)

Gray foxes, squirrels and woodland voles are good examples of mammals extending their ranges to the west along corridors of forests associated with rivers and streams. (Full text)

Really rather cute, a pine vole (Microtus pinetorum) is a tiny, reddish-brown furry mammal resembling a mouse with a shortened tail and no visible eyes or ears. (Full text)

Pine voles (sometimes known as woodland voles) are found in a variety of habitats such as deciduous and pine forests, abandoned fields and orchards. (Full text)

Biology Woodland Voles are active year round and are capable of reproducing throughout the warm season. (Full text)

Distribution and Population The Woodland Vole is found in the temperate deciduous forest zone across most of the eastern United States. (Full text)

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