Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red

    Amanitas

    Amanita spp. (about 600 species, worldwide)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a spotted fishing spider perched on the water's surface amid floating duckweed plants

    Aquatic Spiders

    Dolomedes spp., Tetragnatha spp., and others
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    Bighead Carp

    Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
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    Invasive

    Image of a bigmouth buffalo

    Bigmouth Buffalo

    Ictiobus cyprinellus
    Image of blue catfish

    Blue Catfish

    Ictalurus furcatus
    Bronze copper butterfly perched on a grass blade, wings closed

    Bronze Copper

    Lycaena hyllus (syn. Hyllolycaena hyllus; Lycaena thoe)
    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 sod webworm adult moth on a window with hind end propped up

    Crambid Snout Moths

    More than 860 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Photo of an Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Cupido comyntas
    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
    Image of a freshwater drum fish

    Freshwater Drum

    Aplodinotus grunniens
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    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
    Photo of a gray copper butterfly nectaring on butterfly weed flowers

    Gray Copper (Great Copper)

    Lycaena dione (formerly Gaeides xanthoides dione)
    Photo of a Gray Hairstreak

    Gray Hairstreak

    Strymon melinus
    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
    Lace bugs on a leaf

    Lace Bugs

    About 165 species in North American north of Mexico
    Swamp milkweed leaf beetle on a leaf it has chewed on.

    Leaf Beetles

    About 2,000 species in North America
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    Leafcutter Bees

    Species in the genus Megachile.
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    A black salamander with dark silver bands on its tail walks on a concrete pad.

    Marbled Salamander

    Ambystoma opacum
    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Muskellunge

    Muskellunge

    Esox masquinongy
    image of a Dagger Moth

    Noctuid Moths

    More than 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Illustration of a northern pike

    Northern Pike

    Esox lucius
    image of a Four-Spotted Owlfly

    Owlflies

    There are 8 species in North America
    Photo of a sowbug (left) and pillbug (right).

    Pillbugs and Sowbugs (Land Isopods)

    Land-dwelling members of the crustacean order Isopoda
    image of Plume Moth on blade of grass

    Plume Moths

    Nearly 150 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a White-Headed Prominent moth

    Prominent Moths

    About 50 species recorded from Missouri
    image of a Yellow-Fringed Dolichomia Moth

    Pyralid Moths

    More than 680 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a regal fritillary, perched on a flower, wings folded

    Regal Fritillary

    Speyeria idalia
    Image of a river carpsucker

    River Carpsucker

    Carpiodes carpio
    image of Robber Fly

    Robber Flies

    More than 1,000 species in North America
    Image of a silver carp

    Silver Carp

    Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
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    Invasive

    Photo of a firebrat, a type of silverfish

    Silverfish (Firebrat)

    Lepisma saccharina, Thermobia domestica, and other species
    Photo of silvery-violet cort, a gray, gilled mushroom, dug up and lying on grass

    Silvery-Violet Cort

    Cortinarius alboviolaceus
    Elongate-bodied springtail on a brown leaf

    Springtails

    More than 8,000 species globally
    illustration of a striped bass, side view

    Striped Bass

    Morone saxatilis
    No photo available

    Sturgeon Chub

    Macrhybopsis gelida
    Photo of a Summer Azure

    Summer Azure

    Celastrina neglecta
    image of an Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth

    Tent Caterpillar And Lappet Moths

    About 35 species in North America north of Mexico
    dogbane tiger moth

    Tiger and Lichen Moths

    Subfamily Arctiinae (formerly a family)
    image of Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle crawling on dead leaves

    Tiger Beetles

    Subfamily Cicindelinae (about 100 species in North America)
    Tortricid moth resting on a leaf

    Tortricid Moths

    About 1,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of big cluster of turkey tails, bracket fungus with concentric color rings

    Turkey Tail

    Trametes versicolor
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    Edible

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