Jagged ambush bug on a plant stem

    Ambush Bugs

    Phymata spp. and others in subfamily Phymatinae (ambush bugs)
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    Venomous

    Photo of an American lady butterfly, wings folded.

    American Lady

    Vanessa virginiensis
    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

    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 a Black-and-Yellow Lichen Moth
    Image of black-legged meadow katydid

    Black-Legged Meadow Katydid

    Orchelimum nigripes
    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.
    Bronze copper butterfly perched on a grass blade, wings closed

    Bronze Copper

    Lycaena hyllus (syn. Hyllolycaena hyllus; Lycaena thoe)
    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    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
    magnified chigger

    Chiggers

    Trombicula alfreddugesi and other Trombicula spp. (syn. Eutrombicula)
    image of Cicada Killer on Goldenrod

    Cicada Killer Wasp

    Sphecius speciosus
    Photo of eyed click beetle on bark

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    Common buckeye butterfly nectaring on a flower, wings spread

    Common Buckeye

    Junonia coenia
    Photo of a female scorpionfly perched on a leaf.
    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
    Photo of a Harvestman, viewed from above

    Daddy Longlegs (Harvestmen)

    About 6,500 species have been named so far, worldwide.
    Photo of a dainty sulphur perched on a dried flower, side view

    Dainty Sulphur

    Nathalis iole
    Photo of an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    Photo of a Delaware Skipper

    Delaware Skipper

    Anatrytone logan
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    image of Dung Beetle rolling a dung ball

    Dung Beetles (Tumblebugs)

    Subfamilies Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae
    Photo of an eastern tiger swallowtail resting with wings spread open
    image of Firefly crawling on a leaf

    Fireflies (Lightning Bugs)

    Approx. 175 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Flower Fly on a flower

    Flower Flies (Syrphids)

    Nearly 900 species in North America
    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
    Photo of a furrow orbweaver hanging head down with a green background

    Furrow Orbweavers

    Larinioides spp.
    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Grapeleaf Skeletonizer

    Grapeleaf Skeletonizer

    Harrisina americana
    Gray comma perched on a flower, winged closed

    Gray Comma

    Polygonia progne
    Great Spangled Fritillary, Wings Spread, nectaring on milkweed flowers
    Green June beetle on goldenrod

    Green June Beetle

    Cotinis nitida
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Xysticus crab spider, tan individual

    Ground Crab Spiders

    Xysticus spp.
    image of a Honey Locust Moth

    Honey Locust Moth

    Syssphinx bicolor (syn. Sphingicampa bicolor)
    Image of a honeybee worker.

    Honeybee

    Apis mellifera
    Photo of a Pigeon Tremex Horntail

    Horntails

    About 28 species in North America
    Hummingbird clearwing taking nectar from a flower

    Hummingbird Clearwing

    Hemaris thysbe
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America

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