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

    Adder's Tongues

    Ophioglossum spp.
    Admirable Grasshopper on grass stem

    Admirable Grasshopper

    Syrbula admirabilis
    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 badger

    American Badger

    Taxidea taxus
    large, dark bison in snowy field

    American Bison

    Bos bison
    Photo of an American burying beetle

    American Burying Beetle

    Nicrophorus americanus
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    Endangered

    Photograph of American Crow

    American Crow

    Corvus brachyrhynchos
    Illustration of American elm leaves.

    American Elm

    Ulmus americana
    Photo of American feverfew flower cluster.

    American Feverfew

    Parthenium integrifolium
    Photo of American germander flowers

    American Germander

    Teucrium canadense
    American Golden-Plover

    American Golden-Plover

    Pluvialis dominica
    Photograph of a male American Goldfinch in breeding plumage

    American Goldfinch

    Spinus tristis
    Illustration of American hazelnut leaves, flowers, fruits.

    American Hazelnut

    Corylus americana
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    Edible

    Illustration of American hornbeam leaves and fruits.

    American Hornbeam (Musclewood)

    Carpinus caroliniana
    Image of an american kestrel

    American Kestrel

    Falco sparverius
    Photo of an American lady butterfly, wings folded.

    American Lady

    Vanessa virginiensis
    Image of a male American redstart

    American Redstart

    Setophaga ruticilla
    american robin

    American Robin

    Turdus migratorius
    American snout butterfly resting with wings folded

    American Snout

    Libytheana carinent
    Image of an american tree sparrow

    American Tree Sparrow

    Spizelloides arborea (formerly Spizella arborea)
    photo of American woodcock

    American Woodcock

    Scolopax minor
    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
    Photo of arrow-shaped micrathena spider

    Arrowshaped Micrathena

    Micrathena sagittata
    Photo of ashy sunflowers showing flowers, leaves, and stems.

    Ashy Sunflower

    Helianthus mollis
    Two Asian lady beetles, one orange with several black spots, the other red with no spots

    Asian Lady Beetle

    Harmonia axyridis
    image of Assassin Bug crawling on a leaf

    Assassin Bugs

    Nearly 200 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Venomous

    austrian pine

    Austrian Pine

    Pinus nigra
    Illustration of autumn olive leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Autumn Olive

    Elaeagnus umbellata
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    Edible

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    Invasive

    Photo of autumn sneezeweed flowerheads, closeup.

    Autumn Sneezeweed

    Helenium autumnale
    Image of bachman's sparrow

    Bachman's Sparrow

    Peucaea aestivalis (formerly Aimophila aestivalis)
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    Endangered

    Photo of bald eagle soaring

    Bald Eagle

    Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    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 or white backed garden spider in web

    Banded Garden Spider

    Argiope trifasciata
    Photo of a Banded Tiger Moth

    Banded Tiger Moth

    Apantesis vittata
    Image of barn owl face.

    Barn Owl

    Tyto alba
    Photo of a barn swallow in flight.

    Barn Swallow

    Hirundo rustica
    Image of barred owl

    Barred Owl

    Strix varia

    Bats

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

    Bay-Breasted Warbler

    Setophaga castanea (formerly Dendroica castanea)
    Photo of beaked hawkweed flowers.

    Beaked Hawkweed

    Hieracium gronovii
    Photo of a beautiful wood-nymph

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