Acrobat ants on a leaf

    Ants

    More than 700 species in North America
    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
    Image of a black widow

    Black Widow Spiders

    Latrodectus mactans and L. variolus
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    Venomous

    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 a bold jumping spider.

    Bold Jumper

    Phidippus audax
    Closeup of brown recluse spider on floor.

    Brown Recluse (Violin Spider)

    Loxosceles reclusa
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    Venomous

    Camel cricket (cave cricket)

    Camel Crickets (Cave Crickets)

    About 150 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a cellar spider in her cobweb with egg sac

    Cellar Spiders

    Pholcus, Psilochorus, and others in the Pholcid family
    Chinese mantis

    Chinese Mantis

    Tenodera sinensis (formerly T. aridifolia)
    Click beetle resting on a brick wall

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    Photo of a common house spider, egg sac, and web

    Common House Spider

    Parasteatoda tepidariorum (syn. Achaeranea tepidariorum)
    Photo of a Harvestman, viewed from above

    Daddy Longlegs (Harvestmen)

    About 6,500 species have been named so far, worldwide.
    image of a boxelder bug

    Eastern Boxelder Bug

    Boisea trivittata
    Photo of an adult female field cricket

    Field Crickets

    Gryllus spp., Acheta domesticus, and other in subfamily Gryllinae
    image of Green Lacewing clinging to rock

    Green Lacewings

    About 85 species in North America north of Mexico
    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 an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America
    Japanese beetle on a leaf

    Japanese Beetle

    Popillia japonica
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    Invasive

    Seven-spotted lady beetle on a flower

    Lady Beetles (Ladybird Beetles; Ladybugs)

    Nearly 500 species in North America north of Mexico

    Land Snails and Slugs

    Approx. 150 species of land snails and slugs in Missouri
    Large crane fly perched on a white-painted surface, side view

    Large Crane Flies

    More than 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Swamp milkweed leaf beetle on a leaf it has chewed on.

    Leaf Beetles

    About 2,000 species in North America
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Midge

    Midges

    Nearly 1,100 species in North America
    Narceus Millipede crawling across gravel

    Millipedes

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a nursery web spider on a plant

    Nursery Web Spiders

    Pisaurina spp.
    Red-headed ash borer on tree bark

    Red-Headed Ash Borer

    Neoclytus acuminatus
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico
    A reddish centipede crawls over a rock

    Soil Centipedes

    Estimated 4,000 species globally
    Glossy black spider wasp manipulating paralyzed spider

    Spider Wasps

    About 300 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a spotted orbweaver or barn spider, Neoscona crucifera, with black background

    Spotted Orbweavers

    Neoscona spp.
    Tan stink bug on dead leaves

    Stink Bugs

    In North America, more than 200 species in 64 genera.
    American dog tick crawling on a person's skin

    Ticks

    Three common Missouri species
    Photo of a tiger bee fly resting on the wood of a privacy fence

    Tiger Bee Fly

    Xenox tigrinus
    Photo of a trashline orbweaver, closeup

    Trashline Orbweavers

    Cyclosa conica and C. turbinata
    Cryptorhynchus weevil viewed from side

    Weevils (Snout Beetles; Bark Beetles)

    About 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Wheel Bug, Side View

    Wheel Bug

    Arilus cristatus
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    Venomous

    Photo of wolf spider with young

    Wolf Spiders

    Nearly 250 species in North America north of Mexico