Jagged ambush bug on a plant stem

    Ambush Bugs

    Phymata spp. and others in subfamily Phymatinae (ambush bugs)
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    Venomous

    Image of an american eel

    American Eel

    Anguilla rostrata
    several yellow aphids on plant

    Aphids

    More than 1,300 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a spotted fishing spider perched on the water's surface amid floating duckweed plants

    Aquatic Spiders

    Dolomedes spp., Tetragnatha spp., and others
    Photo of two ash tree boletes, tan pored mushrooms, one overturned showing pores

    Ash Tree Bolete

    Boletinellus merulioides
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    Edible

    Photo of backswimmer, side view

    Backswimmers

    About 32 North American species in the family Notonectidae
    Illustration of a male bluegill

    Bluegill

    Lepomis macrochirus
    Image of a brook silverside

    Brook Silverside

    Labidesthes sicculus
    Image of brown trout

    Brown Trout

    Salmo trutta
    Gray, speckled, translucent gelatinous blob cut in half to show structure

    Bryozoans (Moss Animals)

    Freshwater species in the phylum Bryozoa
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a central newt adult on a plastic aquarium plant.

    Central Newt

    Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis
    Image of a chain pickerel

    Chain Pickerel

    Esox niger
    Image of a chestnut lamprey

    Chestnut Lamprey

    Ichthyomyzon castaneus
    Illustration of common carp

    Common Carp

    Cyprinus carpio
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    Invasive

    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
    Photo of crane fly larva

    Crane Fly Larvae

    There are over 500 species of crane flies in North America.
    Color illustration of Crystal Darter

    Crystal Darter

    Crystallaria asprella
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    Endangered

    Color illustration of Cypress Minnow

    Cypress Minnow

    Hybognathus hayi
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    Endangered

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

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    Photo of a devil crayfish.

    Devil Crayfish

    Lacunicambarus aff. diogenes
    Image of a differential grasshopper.

    Differential Grasshopper

    Melanoplus differentialis
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Eastern gartersnake

    Eastern Gartersnake

    Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
    Photo of an eastern hog-nosed snake.

    Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake

    Heterodon platirhinos
    Image of an eastern river cooter (turtle)

    Eastern River Cooter

    Pseudemys concinna concinna
    Photo of an eastern tiger salamander with yellow spots.

    Eastern Tiger Salamander

    Ambystoma tigrinum
    Image of a false map turtle

    False Map Turtle

    Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica
    Image of a fathead minnow

    Fathead Minnow

    Pimephales promelas
    Illustration of an adult flathead catfish

    Flathead Catfish

    Pylodictis olivaris
    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
    puffball mushroom

    Giant Puffball

    Calvatia gigantea (Langermannia gigantea)
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    Edible

    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a golden crayfish viewed through the surface of creek water.

    Golden Crayfish

    Faxonius luteus (formerly Orconectes luteus)
    Image of a golden redhorse fish

    Golden Redhorse

    Moxostoma erythrurum
    Image of a golden shiner

    Golden Shiner

    Notemigonus crysoleucas
    Image of grass carp

    Grass Carp

    Ctenopharyngodon idella
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    Invasive

    Color illustration of grass pickerel, a long, narrow fish

    Grass Pickerel

    Esox americanus
    Green June beetle on goldenrod

    Green June Beetle

    Cotinis nitida
    Image of a green treefrog

    Green Treefrog

    Hyla cinerea
    Image of a greenside darter fish

    Greenside Darter

    Etheostoma blennioides
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Color illustration of Harlequin Darter-Male

    Harlequin Darter

    Etheostoma histrio
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    Endangered

    Image of a hornyhead chub fish

    Hornyhead Chub

    Nocomis biguttatus
    Hummingbird clearwing taking nectar from a flower

    Hummingbird Clearwing

    Hemaris thysbe
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    Hydras

    Various species in the genus Hydra
    Lake sturgeon illustration

    Lake Sturgeon

    Acipenser fulvescens
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    Endangered

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