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

    Aquatic Spiders

    Dolomedes spp., Tetragnatha spp., and others
    Illustration of a male black crappie in spawning coloration.

    Black Crappie

    Pomoxis nigromaculatus
    bleeding shiner

    Bleeding Shiner

    Luxilus zonatus
    Image of a brook silverside

    Brook Silverside

    Labidesthes sicculus
    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
    Common Shiner

    Common Shiner

    Luxilus cornutus
    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
    Image of a creek chub

    Creek Chub

    Semotilus atromaculatus
    Color illustration of Crystal Darter

    Crystal Darter

    Crystallaria asprella
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    Color illustration of Cypress Minnow

    Cypress Minnow

    Hybognathus hayi
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    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
    Image of a fathead minnow

    Fathead Minnow

    Pimephales promelas
    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
    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
    Image of a golden shiner

    Golden Shiner

    Notemigonus crysoleucas
    Image of grass carp

    Grass Carp

    Ctenopharyngodon idella
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Hummingbird clearwing taking nectar from a flower

    Hummingbird Clearwing

    Hemaris thysbe
    Image of hybrid striped bass or "wiper"

    Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

    Morone chrysops x M. saxatilis
    Swamp milkweed leaf beetle on a leaf it has chewed on.

    Leaf Beetles

    About 2,000 species in North America
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    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 a Dagger Moth

    Noctuid Moths

    More than 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a northern hogsucker

    Northern Hogsucker

    Hypentelium nigricans
    Photo of an orchard orbweaver with a black background

    Orchard Orbweaver

    Leucauge venusta
    ozark minnow

    Ozark Minnow

    Notropis nubilus
    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
    Image of rainbow trout

    Rainbow Trout

    Oncorhynchus mykiss
    Image of a red shiner

    Red Shiner

    Cyprinella lutrensis
    No photo available

    Sabine Shiner

    Notropis sabinae
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    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
    Image of a striped shiner

    Striped Shiner

    Luxilus chrysocephalus
    Color illustration of Taillight Shiner

    Taillight Shiner

    Notropis maculatus
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    image of Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle crawling on dead leaves

    Tiger Beetles

    Subfamily Cicindelinae (about 100 species in North America)
    Illustration of a Topeka shiner male in breeding colors.

    Topeka Shiner

    Notropis topeka
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    Image of a trout-perch

    Trout-Perch

    Percopsis omiscomaycus
    Photo of big cluster of turkey tails, bracket fungus with concentric color rings

    Turkey Tail

    Trametes versicolor
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    Image of white bass

    White Bass

    Morone chrysops
    Image of white crappie

    White Crappie

    Pomoxis annularis
    Image of a white sucker

    White Sucker

    Catostomus commersoni