brokenray

    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

    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.
    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
    Common buckeye butterfly nectaring on a flower, wings spread

    Common Buckeye

    Junonia coenia
    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
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Image of an eastern collared lizard

    Eastern Collared Lizard

    Crotaphytus collaris
    Photo of an eastern yellow-bellied racer.

    Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer

    Coluber constrictor flaviventris
    ellipse

    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    fatmucket

    Fatmucket

    Lampsilis siliquoidea
    Image of a five-lined skink

    Five-Lined Skink

    Plestiodon fasciatus
    fragile papershell

    Fragile Papershell

    Leptodea fragilis
    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 Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    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
    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
    Illustration of a Niangua darter

    Niangua Darter

    Etheostoma nianguae
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    Image of a Northern studfish

    Northern Studfish

    Fundulus catenatus
    Illustration of an orangethroat darter

    Orangethroat Darter

    Etheostoma spectabile
    Citrus flatid planthopper on twig

    Planthoppers

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    prairie lizard

    Prairie Lizard

    Sceloporus consobrinus
    Image of a prairie ring-necked snake

    Prairie Ring-Necked Snake

    Diadophis punctatus arnyi
    Photo of a red-banded hairstreak

    Red-Banded Hairstreak

    Calycopis cecrops
    Illustration of a redfin darter male in breeding colors.

    Redfin Darter

    Etheostoma whipplei
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    Image of a six-lined racerunner lizard

    Six-Lined Racerunner

    Aspidoscelis sexlineatus
    photo of juvenile southern coal skink

    Southern Coal Skink

    Plestiodon anthracinus pluvialis
    A white-lined sphinx moth sips nectar from a purple locoweed flower

    Sphinx Moths (Hawk Moths)

    More than 50 species in Missouri
    Elongate-bodied springtail on a brown leaf

    Springtails

    More than 8,000 species globally
    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)
    Photo of big cluster of turkey tails, bracket fungus with concentric color rings

    Turkey Tail

    Trametes versicolor
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    Edible

    Photo of violet-gray bolete, purplish capped mushroom with pores beneath cap

    Violet-Gray Bolete

    Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus
    Photo of a northern, also called virile, crayfish.

    Virile Crayfish (Northern Crayfish)

    Faxonius virilis (formerly Oronectes virilis)
    Photo of a water nymph crayfish, side view of specimen carefully arranged against black background

    Water Nymph Crayfish

    Faxonius nais (formerly Orconectes nais)