Photo of an alcohol inky mushroom cut in half lengthwise.

    Alcohol Inky

    Coprinopsis atramentaria (formerly Coprinus atramentarius)
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    Edible

    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

    Image of an american eel

    American Eel

    Anguilla rostrata
    American snout butterfly resting with wings folded

    American Snout

    Libytheana carinent
    image of Walker's Cicada clinging to a perch

    Annual Cicadas

    Neotibicen spp. (in Missouri) (formerly Tibicen)
    several yellow aphids on plant

    Aphids

    More than 1,300 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of an aquatic isopod in an aquarium, crawling on a rock.

    Aquatic Pillbugs and Sowbugs (Aquatic Isopods)

    Freshwater members of the crustacean order Isopoda
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    Arkansas Brokenray

    Lampsilis reeveiana
    Photo of artist conk, woody bracket fungus on tree shown from side

    Artist Conk

    Ganoderma applanatum
    Asian longhorned beetle male, specimen

    Asian Longhorned Beetle

    Anoplophora glabripennis
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    Invasive

    image of Bald-faced Hornet on Goldenrod

    Bald-Faced Hornet

    Dolichovespula maculata
    banded or white backed garden spider in web

    Banded Garden Spider

    Argiope trifasciata
    Photo of bearded tooth, white round beardlike mushroom growing from tree trunk

    Bearded Tooth

    Hericium erinaceus
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    Edible

    Photo of a beautiful wood-nymph
    Photo of Berkeley's polypore, fresh, young specimen.

    Berkeley’s Polypore

    Bondarzewia berkeleyi
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    Edible

    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 bighead carp

    Bighead Carp

    Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
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    Invasive

    Photo of broken bolete mushroom cap, being held to show pores

    Bitter Bolete

    Tylopilus felleus
    A long fish with prominent dorsal and pectoral fins

    Black Carp

    Mylopharyngodon piceus
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    Invasive

    Illustration of a male black crappie in spawning coloration.

    Black Crappie

    Pomoxis nigromaculatus
    Photograph of a black morel mushroom

    Black Morel

    Morchella angusticeps (formerly M. elata)
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    Edible

    Image of a black widow

    Black Widow Spiders

    Latrodectus mactans and L. variolus
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    Venomous

    Photo of black-staining polypore, a mushroom with tan, wavy, fan-shaped caps

    Black-Staining Polypore

    Meripilus sumstinei (formerly M. giganteus)
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    Edible

    Image of a blackspotted topminnow

    Blackspotted Topminnow

    Fundulus olivaceus
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    Blackstripe Topminnow

    Fundulus notatus
    Image of a blanding's turtle

    Blanding’s Turtle

    Emydoidea blandingii
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    Endangered

    Image of blue catfish

    Blue Catfish

    Ictalurus furcatus
    Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red

    Blusher

    Amanita rubescens
    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
    Bronze copper butterfly perched on a grass blade, wings closed

    Bronze Copper

    Lycaena hyllus (syn. Hyllolycaena hyllus; Lycaena thoe)
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Butterfly

    Ellipsaria lineolata
    Photo of a Cabbage White

    Cabbage White

    Pieris rapae
    Photo of a Caney Mountain cave crayfish out of water on a wet, red-coated cave rock.

    Caney Mountain Cave Crayfish

    Faxonius stygocaneyi (formerly Orconectes stygocaneyi)
    Image of a Cecropia moth.

    Cecropia Moth

    Hyalophora cecropia
    Photo of a cellar spider in her cobweb with egg sac

    Cellar Spiders

    Pholcus, Psilochorus, and others in the Pholcid family
    Color illustration of Central Mudminnow

    Central Mudminnow

    Umbra limi
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    Endangered

    image of a Checkered White, Twigs

    Checkered White

    Pontia protodice
    Photo of eyed click beetle on bark

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    image of a Clouded Sulphur on a wildflower

    Clouded Sulphur

    Colias philodice
    Photo of two comb tooth mushroom clusters growing on a fallen log.

    Comb Tooth

    Hericium coralloides (formerly H. ramosum)
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    Edible

    Photo of a Common Checkered Skipper
    Photo of cluster of common laccaria, small brownish pink mushrooms, in grass

    Common Laccaria

    Laccaria laccata
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    Edible

    Common Shiner

    Common Shiner

    Luxilus cornutus
    Photo of common split gills, white bracket mushrooms growing on branch

    Common Split Gill

    Schizophyllum commune
    Photo of coral-pink merulius, pink bracket mushrooms growing on wood

    Coral-Pink Merulius

    Phlebia incarnata (formerly Merulius incarnatus)

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