Photo of an Engelmann’s adder’s tongue with a black background

    Adder's Tongues

    Ophioglossum spp.
    Photograph of American Crow

    American Crow

    Corvus brachyrhynchos
    Photo of an American lady butterfly, wings folded.

    American Lady

    Vanessa virginiensis
    american robin

    American Robin

    Turdus migratorius
    image of Walker's Cicada clinging to a perch

    Annual Cicadas

    Neotibicen spp. (in Missouri) (formerly Tibicen)
    Photo of adult antlion with wings spread

    Antlion Adults

    More than 100 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Antlion Larva on rock

    Antlion Larvae (Doodlebug Larvae)

    More than 100 species in North America north of Mexico
    Acrobat ants on a leaf

    Ants

    More than 700 species in North America
    several yellow aphids on plant

    Aphids

    More than 1,300 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Assassin Bug crawling on a leaf

    Assassin Bugs

    Nearly 200 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Venomous

    Baltimore checkerspot, perched, with wings folded

    Baltimore Checkerspot

    Euphydryas phaeton
    Photo of a Banded Tiger Moth

    Banded Tiger Moth

    Apantesis vittata
    Photo of a beautiful wood-nymph
    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    Photo of two black vultures standing on the ground

    Black Vulture

    Coragyps atratus
    Photo of a Black-and-Yellow Lichen Moth
    Image of a Black-Bordered Lemon Moth

    Black-Bordered Lemon Moth

    Marimatha nigrofimbria
    Photo of a meloe blister beetle, female, on ground

    Blister Beetles

    More than 400 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of greenbottle fly on carcass

    Blow Flies (Bottle Flies)

    About 84 species in North America.
    Photo of male brown-headed cowbird

    Brown-Headed Cowbird

    Molothrus ater
    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    Illustration of bush honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Bush Honeysuckles

    Lonicera maackii (Amur) and Lonicera x bella (Bella)
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    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
    Photo of a Carolina wren perched near a bird feeder.

    Carolina Wren

    Thryothorus ludovicianus
    Image of Tomentose Burying Beetle crawling on the ground

    Carrion Beetles (Burying Beetles)

    Nicrophorus, Necrophila, Necrodes, and other Silphid genera
    Image of a Cecropia moth.

    Cecropia Moth

    Hyalophora cecropia
    Photo of a Celery Looper taking nectar from a flower

    Celery Looper

    Anagrapha falcifera
    Photo of a Chickweed Geometer

    Chickweed Geometer

    Haematopis grataria
    magnified chigger

    Chiggers

    Trombicula alfreddugesi and other Trombicula spp. (syn. Eutrombicula)
    Photo of Chinese yam showing leaves and bulbils

    Chinese Yam

    Dioscorea oppositifolia (sometimes called D. batatas)
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of clasping Venus' looking glass, a blue wildflower

    Clasping Venus’ Looking Glass

    Triodanis perfoliata (formerly Specularia perfoliata)
    Photo of eyed click beetle on bark

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    Photo of climbing false buckwheat vines, leaves, and flowers.

    Climbing False Buckwheat (Crested Buckwheat)

    Fallopia scandens (formerly Polygonum scandens)
    image of a Clouded Sulphur on a wildflower

    Clouded Sulphur

    Colias philodice
    Photo of tall thoroughwort plant with flowers

    Common Boneset (Thoroughwort)

    Eupatorium perfoliatum
    Common buckeye butterfly nectaring on a flower, wings spread

    Common Buckeye

    Junonia coenia
    Photograph of a Common Grackle

    Common Grackle

    Quiscalus quiscula
    Photo of common ground cherry flower

    Common Ground Cherry

    Physalis longifolia
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    Photo of a female scorpionfly perched on a leaf.
    Photo of a common wood-nymph butterfly

    Common Wood Nymph

    Cercyonis pegala
    large gray and white bird perching on a black branch

    Cooper's Hawk

    Accipiter cooperii
    Coral hairstreak butterfly on butterfly weed flowers

    Coral Hairstreak

    Satyrium titus (syn. Harkenclenus titus)
    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
    image of Crane Fly clinging to a twig

    Crane Flies

    There are over 500 species of crane flies in North America.
    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
    Image of a dark-eyed junco

    Dark-Eyed Junco

    Junco hyemalis
    Image of a differential grasshopper.

    Differential Grasshopper

    Melanoplus differentialis
    rough-leaved dogwood

    Dogwoods

    Cornus spp.

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