brokenray

    Arkansas Brokenray

    Lampsilis reeveiana
    Gray, speckled, translucent gelatinous blob cut in half to show structure

    Bryozoans (Moss Animals)

    Freshwater species in the phylum Bryozoa
    butterfly

    Butterfly

    Ellipsaria lineolata
    Image of Chinese mantis.

    Chinese Mantis

    Tenodera aridifolia
    Photo of a spothanded crayfish viewed from above on white background.

    Crayfishes

    About 36 species in Missouri
    Photo of a devil crayfish.

    Devil Crayfish

    Lacunicambarus aff. diogenes
    Photo of a digger crayfish.

    Digger Crayfish

    Creaserinus fodiens (formerly Fallicambarus fodiens)
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Photo of eastern dobsonfly

    Eastern Dobsonfly

    Corydalus cornutus
    Photograph of Ebonyshell freshwater mussel shell exterior view

    Ebonyshell

    Fusconaia ebena
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    fatmucket

    Fatmucket

    Lampsilis siliquoidea
    image of a Summer Fishfly

    Fishflies

    Chauliodes, Neohermes, and Nigronia spp. (in eastern US)
    Photo of a fishfly larva crawling among rocks in an aquarium.

    Fishfly Larvae

    Chauliodes, Neohermes, and Nigronia spp. (in eastern US)
    fragile papershell

    Fragile Papershell

    Leptodea fragilis
    Photo of a freckled crayfish.

    Freckled Crayfish

    Cambarus maculatus
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    giant floater

    Giant Floater

    Pygandon grandis
    Photo of a golden crayfish viewed through the surface of creek water.

    Golden Crayfish

    Faxonius luteus (formerly Orconectes luteus)
    Photo of hellgrammite

    Hellgrammite

    Corydalus cornutus
    Photo of a horsehair worm in an aquarium

    Horsehair Worms

    About 350 species scientifically described.
    Photo of Hubbs' crayfish.

    Hubbs’ Crayfish

    Cambarus hubbsi
    Photo of a leech

    Leeches

    Various species in the subclass Hirudinea
    Photo of a longpincered crayfish.

    Longpincered Crayfish

    Faxonius longidigitus (formerly Orconectes longidigitus)
    maple leaf

    Mapleleaf

    Quadrula quadrula
    image of Narceus Millipede crawling across gravel

    Millipedes

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    mucket

    Mucket

    Actinonaias ligamentina
    Photo of an Ohio shrimp with small grayish pincers in the foreground.

    Ohio Shrimp

    Macrobrachium ohione
    Photo of an Ozark crayfish.

    Ozark Crayfish

    Faxonius ozarkae (formerly Orconectes ozarkae)
    Photo of a paintedhand mudbug carefully arranged against a black background

    Paintedhand Mudbug

    Lacunicambarus polychromatus
    pimpleback

    Pimpleback

    Quadrula pustulosa
    pink mucket

    Pink Mucket

    Lampsilis abrupta
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    pink papershell

    Pink Papershell

    Potamilus ohiensis
    plain pocketbook

    Plain Pocketbook

    Lampsilis cardium
    Photo of a ringed crayfish.

    Ringed Crayfish

    Faxonius neglectus (formerly Orconectes neglectus)
    round pigtoe

    Round Pigtoe

    Pleurobema sintoxia
    Photograph of Sheepnose freshwater mussel shell exterior view

    Sheepnose (Bullhead)

    Plethobasus cyphyus
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Short-Horned Grasshoppers

    About 620 species in North America
    Photo of a shrimp crayfish.

    Shrimp Crayfish

    Faxonius lancifer (formerly Orconectes lancifer)
    A reddish centipede crawls over a rock

    Soil Centipedes

    There are many species of soil centipedes in our state.
    threehorn wartyback

    Threehorn Wartyback

    Obliquaria reflexa
    threeridge

    Threeridge

    Amblema plicata
    Photo of a pink planarian on a rock.

    Turbellarians (Planarians; Free-Living Flatworms)

    Species in genera Dugesia, Planaria, etc.
    Photo of a northern, also called virile, crayfish.

    Virile Crayfish (Northern Crayfish)

    Faxonius virilis (formerly Oronectes virilis)
    Photo of a northern walkingstick on autumn dogwood leaves

    Walkingsticks (Stick Insects)

    Diapheromera femorata, Megaphasma denticrus, and others
    wartyback

    Wartyback

    Quadrula nodulata
    Photo of a water nymph crayfish, side view of specimen carefully arranged against black background

    Water Nymph Crayfish

    Faxonius nais (formerly Orconectes nais)
    Photo of a water scorpion, genus Ranatra, captured in a jar of pond water.

    Water Scorpions

    Ranatra spp. and Nepa apiculata
    yellow sandshell

    Yellow Sandshell

    Lampsilis teres