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    Arkansas Brokenray

    Lampsilis reeveiana
    Arkansas Darter Male

    Arkansas Darter

    Etheostoma cragini
    Photo of two ash tree boletes, tan pored mushrooms, one overturned showing pores

    Ash Tree Bolete

    Boletinellus merulioides
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    Edible

    Asian longhorned beetle male, specimen

    Asian Longhorned Beetle

    Anoplophora glabripennis
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    Invasive

    Photo of a meloe blister beetle, female, on ground

    Blister Beetles

    More than 400 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of greenbottle fly on carcass

    Blow Flies (Bottle Flies)

    About 84 species in North America.
    Image of blue catfish

    Blue Catfish

    Ictalurus furcatus
    Illustration of a male bluegill

    Bluegill

    Lepomis macrochirus
    Photo of Broad-headed skink on ground among leaves

    Broad-Headed Skink

    Plestiodon laticeps
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    channel catfish

    Channel Catfish

    Ictalurus punctatus
    Photo of a coldwater crayfish.

    Coldwater Crayfish

    Faxonius eupunctus (formerly Orconectes eupunctus)
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    Endangered

    Common buckeye butterfly nectaring on a flower, wings spread

    Common Buckeye

    Junonia coenia
    Common Shiner

    Common Shiner

    Luxilus cornutus
    Photo of an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    Photo of mature dead man's fingers mushrooms, lumpy grayish black masses

    Dead Man’s Fingers

    Xylaria polymorpha
    Photo of a devil crayfish.

    Devil Crayfish

    Lacunicambarus aff. diogenes
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Image of a duskystripe shiner

    Duskystripe Shiner

    Luxilus pilsbryi
    Image of an eastern collared lizard

    Eastern Collared Lizard

    Crotaphytus collaris
    Photo of an Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Cupido comyntas
    Photo of an eastern tiger swallowtail resting with wings spread open
    Photo of an eastern yellow-bellied racer.

    Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer

    Coluber constrictor flaviventris
    elktoe

    Elktoe

    Alasmidonta marginata
    ellipse

    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    Photo of male and female European wood wasps on pine stump

    European Wood Wasp (Sirex Woodwasp)

    Sirex noctilio
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    Invasive

    fatmucket

    Fatmucket

    Lampsilis siliquoidea
    Image of a five-lined skink

    Five-Lined Skink

    Plestiodon fasciatus
    fragile papershell

    Fragile Papershell

    Leptodea fragilis
    Image of a freshwater drum fish

    Freshwater Drum

    Aplodinotus grunniens
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    Photo of two Frost's boletes, red mushrooms with pores, at different angles

    Frost’s Bolete

    Boletus frostii
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    Edible

    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Gizzard Shad

    Gizzard Shad

    Dorosoma cepedianum
    Photo of a gray copper butterfly nectaring on butterfly weed flowers

    Gray Copper (Great Copper)

    Lycaena dione (formerly Gaeides xanthoides dione)
    Photo of a great black wasp on a bindweed flower

    Great Black Wasp

    Sphex pensylvanicus
    Image of green sunfish

    Green Sunfish

    Lepomis cyanellus
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of hybrid striped bass or "wiper"

    Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

    Morone chrysops x M. saxatilis
    Photo of indigo milky, bluish gilled mushroom, with cuts bleeding blue sap

    Indigo Milky

    Lactarius indigo
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    Edible

    Photo of a male Io Moth

    Io Moth

    Automeris io
    Swamp milkweed leaf beetle on a leaf it has chewed on.

    Leaf Beetles

    About 2,000 species in North America
    image of a Leafhopper on leaf

    Leafhoppers

    More than 3,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    lilliput

    Lilliput

    Toxolasma parvus
    Illustration of a male longear sunfish

    Longear Sunfish

    Lepomis megalotis
    Photo of a longpincered crayfish.

    Longpincered Crayfish

    Faxonius longidigitus (formerly Orconectes longidigitus)
    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Black-and-Yellow Mud Dauber

    Mud Daubers

    Three genera: Sceliphron, Trypoxylon, and Chalybion

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