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
    image of a Thread-Waisted Wasp

    Ammophila Wasps

    Ammophila spp.
    Andrenid or miner bee collecting pollen on a flower

    Andrenid Bees (Miner Bees)

    More than 1,200 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
    Longhorn bee visiting a flower, viewed from side

    Apid Bees

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a female arabesque orbweaver spider

    Arabesque Orbweaver

    Neoscona arabesca
    Photo of an armored harvestman walking on the ground

    Armored Harvestmen

    Members of suborder Laniatores
    image of Assassin Bug crawling on a leaf

    Assassin Bugs

    Nearly 200 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Venomous

    Banded longhorn beetle on a wild rose

    Banded Longhorn

    Typocerus velutinus
    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
    Black-legged meadow katydid female

    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.
    Blue-winged scoliid wasp taking nectar on English ivy flowers

    Blue-Winged Wasp

    Scolia dubia
    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 others
    Image of a Cecropia moth.

    Cecropia Moth

    Hyalophora cecropia
    magnified chigger

    Chiggers

    Trombicula alfreddugesi and other Trombicula spp. (syn. Eutrombicula)
    Click beetle resting on a brick wall

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    image of Cocklebur Weevil

    Cocklebur Weevil

    Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus
    Common buckeye butterfly nectaring on a flower, wings spread

    Common Buckeye

    Junonia coenia
    Photo of a female scorpionfly perched on a leaf.
    Convergent lady beetle crawling on a leaf

    Convergent Lady Beetle

    Hippodamia convergens
    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 an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    Photo of a Delaware Skipper

    Delaware Skipper

    Anatrytone logan
    Delta flower scarab clinging to flower

    Delta Flower Scarab

    Trigonopeltastes delta
    Dogbane beetle resting on a window

    Dogbane Beetle

    Chrysochus auratus
    Dogwood spittlebug resting on the edge of a leaf

    Dogwood Spittlebug

    Clastoptera proteus
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Dung beetle rolling a dung ball

    Dung Beetles (Tumblebugs)

    Subfamilies Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae
    Photo of an eastern tiger swallowtail resting with wings spread open
    Elm borer beetle resting on rocks in a flower planter

    Elm Borer

    Saperda tridentata
    Long-legged wasp grasping a wolf spider while clinging to house siding

    Entypus Spider Wasps

    Entypus aratus, E. unifasciatus, E. fulvicornis, and others
    image of a Feather-Legged Fly

    Feather-Legged Flies

    Trichopoda spp.
    image of a Flower Fly on a flower

    Flower Flies (Syrphids)

    Nearly 900 species in North America
    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
    Golden tortoise beetle on a leaf

    Golden Tortoise Beetle

    Charidotella sexpunctata

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