Common Name: Least Shrew
Scientific Name: Cryptotis parva
Habitat: Open grasslands, pastures, and fields.
Diet: Insectivorous—insects, worms, snails, and other small invertebrates.
Uncommon in the Commonwealth, this, too, is a shrew with a short tail. It can be distinguished from the short-tailed shrew (Blarina) by its much smaller body and brown color. The short-tailed shrew is slate gray.