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 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 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
    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
    Image of a blackstripe topminnow

    Blackstripe Topminnow

    Fundulus notatus
    Image of a blanding's turtle

    Blanding’s Turtle

    Emydoidea blandingii
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    Endangered

    Photo of a bold jumping spider.

    Bold Jumper

    Phidippus audax
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Cabbage White

    Cabbage White

    Pieris rapae
    Image of a Cecropia moth.

    Cecropia Moth

    Hyalophora cecropia
    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 a Common Checkered Skipper
    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 a Harvestman, viewed from above

    Daddy Longlegs (Harvestmen)

    About 6,500 species have been named so far, worldwide.
    Photo of an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Top-view photo of three dryad's saddles, a tan bracket fungus, growing on wood

    Dryad’s Saddle

    Polyporus squamosus
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    Edible

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    Eastern Black Kingsnake

    Lampropeltis nigra
    Image of a red milksnake

    Eastern Milksnake

    Lampropeltis triangulum
    Photograph of Ebonyshell freshwater mussel shell exterior view

    Ebonyshell

    Fusconaia ebena
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    Endangered

    Photo of an Eight-Spotted Forester on a flower

    Eight-Spotted Forester

    Alypia octomaculata
    elephant's ear

    Elephantear

    Elliptio crassidens
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    Endangered

    Photo of a falcate orangetip nectaring on a spring beauty flower

    Falcate Orangetip

    Anthocharis midea
    Adult fall webworm moth resting on a leaf

    Fall Webworm Moth

    Hyphantria cunea
    Image of a false morel

    False Morels

    Gyromitra spp. (false morels); Helvella spp. (elfin saddles)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a fawn mushroom, which is a brownish gray, gilled, capped mushroom

    Fawn Mushroom

    Pluteus atricapillus (formerly P. cervinus)
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    Edible

    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
    giant floater

    Giant Floater

    Pygandon grandis
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of several prosobranch pond snails crawling on a rock.

    Gilled Aquatic Snails (Prosobranch Pond Snails)

    Over 20 Missouri species in former subclass Prosobranchia
    Great Spangled Fritillary, Wings Spread, nectaring on milkweed flowers
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photograph of a half-free morel mushroom

    Half-Free Morel

    Morchella punctipes (formerly M. semilibera)
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    Edible

    Photo of female heptagonal orbweaver in web.
    Hummingbird clearwing taking nectar from a flower

    Hummingbird Clearwing

    Hemaris thysbe

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