banded or white backed garden spider in web

    Banded Garden Spider

    Argiope trifasciata
    Photo of a bold jumping spider.

    Bold Jumper

    Phidippus audax
    Click beetle resting on a brick wall

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    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
    Flat-faced longhorn beetle crawling on wood

    Four-Humped Flat-Faced Longhorn

    Acanthoderes quadrigibba
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America

    Land Snails and Slugs

    Approx. 150 species of land snails and slugs in Missouri
    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
    Longhorn bee visiting a flower, viewed from side

    Longhorn Bees

    More than 200 species of tribe Eucerini (longhorn bees) in North America north of Mexico
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    photo of a leafcutter bee

    Megachilid Bees

    More than 630 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Sand Wasp perched on sand

    Sand Wasps

    More than 1,200 species in North America north of Mexico
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle crawling on dead leaves

    Tiger Beetles

    Subfamily Cicindelinae (about 100 species in North America)
    Image of a red velvet ant

    Velvet Ants

    Nearly 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a black and white bee fly perched on a plant stalk

    White-Rumped Bee Fly

    Ogcodocera leucoprocta
    Photo of wolf spider with young

    Wolf Spiders

    Nearly 250 species in North America north of Mexico