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    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

    several yellow aphids on plant

    Aphids

    More than 1,300 species in North America north of Mexico
    brokenray

    Arkansas Brokenray

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

    Bitter Bolete

    Tylopilus felleus
    Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red

    Blusher

    Amanita rubescens
    Photo of a bristly cave crayfish, viewed from the side.

    Bristly Cave Crayfish

    Cambarus setosus
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a Cecropia moth.

    Cecropia Moth

    Hyalophora cecropia
    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)
    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 an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    deertoe

    Deertoe

    Truncilla truncata
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
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    Elephantear

    Elliptio crassidens
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    Endangered

    elktoe

    Elktoe

    Alasmidonta marginata
    ellipse

    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    Photo of emetic russula mushroom with red cap and whitish stalk

    Emetic Russula

    Russula emetica
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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

    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
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    Fragile Papershell

    Leptodea fragilis
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    Photograph of cluster of mature gem-studded puffball mushrooms

    Gem-Studded Puffball

    Lycoperdon perlatum
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    Edible

    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
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    Giant Floater

    Pygandon grandis
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a goldenrod crab spider, whitish individual, on native aster flower

    Goldenrod Crab Spider

    Misumena vatia
    Image of a grotto salamander

    Grotto Salamander

    Eurycea spelaea
    Photograph of several hexagonal-pored polypores, tan bracket fungi

    Hexagonal-Pored Polypore

    Polyporus alveolaris (formerly Favolus alveolaris)
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    Edible

    No photo available

    Hydras

    Various species in the genus Hydra
    Seven-spotted lady beetle on a flower

    Lady Beetles (Ladybird Beetles; Ladybugs)

    Nearly 500 species in North America north of Mexico

    Land Snails and Slugs

    Approx. 150 species of land snails and slugs in Missouri
    image of a Leafhopper on leaf

    Leafhoppers

    More than 3,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    lilliput

    Lilliput

    Toxolasma parvus
    Photo of two meadow mushrooms, at different angles, white with pinkish tan gills

    Meadow Mushroom

    Agaricus campestris
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    Edible

    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Mucket

    Actinonaias ligamentina
    image of a Dagger Moth

    Noctuid Moths

    More than 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a southern cave fish

    Ozark Cavefish

    Amblyopsis rosae
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    Endangered

    pink mucket

    Pink Mucket

    Lampsilis abrupta
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    Endangered

    plain pocketbook

    Plain Pocketbook

    Lampsilis cardium
    Photo of several purple-gilled laccarias, tan-lavender mushrooms

    Purple-Gilled Laccaria

    Laccaria ochropurpurea
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    Edible

    image of a Yellow-Fringed Dolichomia Moth

    Pyralid Moths

    More than 680 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of an aging Ravenel's stinkhorn, a column-shaped fungus with dark spores

    Ravenel's Stinkhorn

    Phallus ravenelii
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    Edible

    Photo of several reddening lepiota mushrooms, one showing gills and stem ring.

    Reddening Lepiota

    Leucoagaricus americanus (Lepiota americana)
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    Edible

    Photo of young, golden cluster of ringless honey mushrooms on forest floor

    Ringless Honey Mushroom

    Armillaria tabescens (Armillariella tabescens)
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    Edible

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