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

    Adder's Tongues

    Ophioglossum spp.
    Jagged ambush bug on a plant stem

    Ambush Bugs

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

    image of American Carrion Beetle

    American Carrion Beetle

    Necrophila americana
    Photograph of American Crow

    American Crow

    Corvus brachyrhynchos
    Photo of American germander flowers

    American Germander

    Teucrium canadense
    Photo of an American lady butterfly, wings folded.

    American Lady

    Vanessa virginiensis
    Image of a male American redstart

    American Redstart

    Setophaga ruticilla
    american robin in water

    American Robin

    Turdus migratorius
    American snout butterfly resting with wings folded

    American Snout

    Libytheana carinent
    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
    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
    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
    Photo of arrow-shaped micrathena spider

    Arrowshaped Micrathena

    Micrathena sagittata
    image of Assassin Bug crawling on a leaf

    Assassin Bugs

    Nearly 200 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Venomous

    Female spider wasp grasping and dragging body of sac spider
    image of Bald-faced Hornet on Goldenrod

    Bald-Faced Hornet

    Dolichovespula maculata
    Baltimore checkerspot, perched, with wings folded

    Baltimore Checkerspot

    Euphydryas phaeton
    Photo of male Baltimore oriole perched on branch

    Baltimore Oriole

    Icterus galbula
    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 spotted orbweaver or barn spider, Neoscona crucifera, with black background

    Barn Spider

    Neoscona crucifera
    Photo of a barn swallow in flight.

    Barn Swallow

    Hirundo rustica

    Bats

    About 14 species in Missouri
    Photo of a bay-breasted warbler

    Bay-Breasted Warbler

    Setophaga castanea (formerly Dendroica castanea)
    Photo of a beautiful wood-nymph
    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    Photo of beefsteak plant showing upper leaves and flower cluster

    Beefsteak Plant

    Perilla frutescens
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    Edible

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    Invasive

    image of Black Giant Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk
    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
    Black-capped chickadee image showing characters for identification.

    Black-Capped Chickadee and Carolina Chickadee

    Poecile atricapillus and P. carolinensis
    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.
    Photo of blue jay perched on branch

    Blue Jay

    Cyanocitta cristata
    Blue orchard bee resting on a dirt surface

    Blue Orchard Bee

    Osmia lignaria
    Photo of blue vervain flower clusters in a prairie

    Blue Vervain

    Verbena hastata

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