Photo of an alderfly larva among rocks and gravel in an aquarium.

    Alderfly Larvae

    Sialis spp.
    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

    Jagged ambush bug on a plant stem

    Ambush Bugs

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

    Photo of an American burying beetle

    American Burying Beetle

    Nicrophorus americanus
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    Endangered

    Photo of an American lady butterfly, wings folded.

    American Lady

    Vanessa virginiensis
    American snout butterfly resting with wings folded

    American Snout

    Libytheana carinent
    image of a Thread-Waisted Wasp

    Ammophila Wasps

    Ammophila spp.
    Andrenid or miner bee collecting pollen on a flower

    Andrenid Bees (Miner Bees)

    More than 1,200 species in North America north of Mexico
    Acrobat ants on a leaf

    Ants

    More than 700 species in North America
    several yellow aphids on plant

    Aphids

    More than 1,300 species in North America north of Mexico
    Longhorn bee visiting a flower, viewed from side

    Apid Bees

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a female arabesque orbweaver spider

    Arabesque Orbweaver

    Neoscona arabesca
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    Arkansas Brokenray

    Lampsilis reeveiana
    Arkansas darter, female, side view photo with black background

    Arkansas Darter

    Etheostoma cragini
    Photo of an armored harvestman walking on the ground

    Armored Harvestmen

    Members of suborder Laniatores
    Photo of arrow-shaped micrathena spider

    Arrowshaped Micrathena

    Micrathena sagittata
    Photo of two ash tree boletes, tan pored mushrooms, one overturned showing pores

    Ash Tree Bolete

    Boletinellus merulioides
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    Edible

    Two Asian lady beetles, one orange with several black spots, the other red with no spots

    Asian Lady Beetle

    Harmonia axyridis
    image of Assassin Bug crawling on a leaf

    Assassin Bugs

    Nearly 200 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Venomous

    Female spider wasp grasping and dragging body of sac spider
    Baltimore checkerspot, perched, with wings folded

    Baltimore Checkerspot

    Euphydryas phaeton
    Banded longhorn beetle on a wild rose

    Banded Longhorn

    Typocerus velutinus
    Banded sculpin side view photo with black background

    Banded Sculpin

    Cottus carolinae
    Photo of a Banded Tiger Moth

    Banded Tiger Moth

    Apantesis vittata
    Photo of a spotted orbweaver or barn spider, Neoscona crucifera, with black background

    Barn Spider

    Neoscona crucifera
    Photo of a beautiful wood-nymph
    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    Photo of beefsteak polypore, a rust-colored bracket fungus growing on tree base

    Beefsteak Polypore

    Fistulina hepatica
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    Edible

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    Big Laughing Gym (Big Laughing Jim)

    Gymnopilus junonius (formerly G. spectabilis)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of two gigantic red false morels, cut and laying on a ground

    Big Red False Morel

    Gyromitra caroliniana
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    Poisonous

    image of a Toad Bug

    Big-Eyed Toad Bug

    Gelastocoris oculatus
    image of Black Giant Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk
    Photo of a Black-and-Yellow Lichen Moth
    Photo of black-footed polypore, mature specimens, with photographer's foot.

    Black-Footed Polypore

    Polyporus badius
    Black-legged meadow katydid female

    Black-Legged Meadow Katydid

    Orchelimum nigripes
    Photo of cluster of bleeding mycenas, small, capped, reddish mushrooms

    Bleeding Mycena

    Mycena haematopus
    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.
    Male blue dasher dragonfly perched on the tip of a twig, with dew on its wings

    Blue Dasher

    Pachydiplax longipennis
    Blue-winged scoliid wasp taking nectar on English ivy flowers

    Blue-Winged Wasp

    Scolia dubia
    Bluegill male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Bluegill

    Lepomis macrochirus
    Photo of a bold jumping spider.

    Bold Jumper

    Phidippus audax
    Photo of a bristly cave crayfish, viewed from the side.

    Bristly Cave Crayfish

    Cambarus setosus
    Photo of Broad-headed skink on ground among leaves

    Broad-Headed Skink

    Plestiodon laticeps
    Bronze copper butterfly perched on a grass blade, wings closed

    Bronze Copper

    Lycaena hyllus (syn. Hyllolycaena hyllus; Lycaena thoe)

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