Jagged ambush bug on a plant stem

    Ambush Bugs

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

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

    Barn Spider

    Neoscona crucifera
    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    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.
    Closeup of brown recluse spider on floor.

    Brown Recluse (Violin Spider)

    Loxosceles reclusa
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    Venomous

    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
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Carolina Grasshopper

    Dissosteira carolina
    Image of a Cecropia moth.

    Cecropia Moth

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

    Celery Looper

    Anagrapha falcifera
    image of a Checkered White, Twigs

    Checkered White

    Pontia protodice
    Chinese mantis

    Chinese Mantis

    Tenodera sinensis (formerly T. aridifolia)
    Citrus flatid planthopper on twig

    Citrus Flatid Planthopper

    Metcalfa pruinosa
    Click beetle resting on a brick wall

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    A photo of a Clover Looper.

    Clover Looper

    Caenurgina crassiuscula
    Photo of a Common Checkered Skipper
    Male common eastern bumble bee on a New World aster
    Photo of a common house spider, egg sac, and web

    Common House Spider

    Parasteatoda tepidariorum (syn. Achaeranea tepidariorum)
    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 dull colored spittlebug adult on a twig

    Diamondback Spittlebug

    Lepyronia quadrangularis
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    image of a boxelder bug

    Eastern Boxelder Bug

    Boisea trivittata
    Photo of an eastern comma butterfly, wings spread, showing dorsal side of wings

    Eastern Comma

    Polygonia comma
    Photo of an Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Cupido comyntas
    Elm borer beetle resting on rocks in a flower planter

    Elm Borer

    Saperda tridentata
    Photo of two bagworm bags on red cedar

    Evergreen Bagworm Moth

    Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
    Adult fall webworm moth resting on a leaf

    Fall Webworm Moth

    Hyphantria cunea
    Photo of a featherlegged orbweaver and egg case on a leaf

    Featherlegged Orbweaver

    Uloborus glomosus
    Photo of an adult female field cricket

    Field Crickets

    Gryllus spp., Acheta domesticus, and other in subfamily Gryllinae
    image of a Black-Waved Flannel Moth resting on a leaf

    Flannel Moths

    Eleven species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
    Flat-faced longhorn beetle crawling on wood

    Four-Humped Flat-Faced Longhorn

    Acanthoderes quadrigibba
    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
    Female Georgia mason bee, covered with yellow pollen, on a yellow flowerhead

    Georgia Mason

    Osmia georgica
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Gray comma perched on a flower, winged closed

    Gray Comma

    Polygonia progne
    Photo of a Gray Hairstreak

    Gray Hairstreak

    Strymon melinus
    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Green Crab Spider

    Misumessus oblongus (formerly Misumenops oblonga)

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