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 an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Image of a giant red-headed centipede.

    Giant Red-Headed Centipede

    Scolopendra heros
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    Venomous

    Common true katydid female on a leaf

    Katydids

    About 250 species in North America north of Mexico
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Female Carolina mantis

    Mantids (Mantises)

    Stagomantis carolina, Mantis religiosa, and Tenodera sinensis
    Narceus Millipede crawling across gravel

    Millipedes

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a meloe blister beetle, female, on ground

    Oil Beetles

    Meloe spp.
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Short-Horned Grasshoppers

    About 620 species in North America
    A reddish centipede crawls over a rock

    Soil Centipedes

    Estimated 4,000 species globally
    image of Xystodesmid Millipede crawling on a forest floor

    Xystodesmid Millipedes

    8 tribes, with about 23 genera, in North America north of Mexico