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
    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
    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
    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
    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 Toad Bug

    Big-Eyed Toad Bug

    Gelastocoris oculatus
    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.
    image of Caddisfly on leaf

    Caddisflies

    About 1,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Click beetle resting on a brick wall

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    Photo of a female scorpionfly perched on a leaf.
    Convergent lady beetle crawling on a leaf

    Convergent Lady Beetle

    Hippodamia convergens
    Photo of a Harvestman, viewed from above

    Daddy Longlegs (Harvestmen)

    About 6,500 species have been named so far, worldwide.
    Dogbane beetle resting on a window

    Dogbane Beetle

    Chrysochus auratus
    Photo of a female and male European earwig on a dead leaf.

    Earwigs

    Forficula auricularia, Euborellia anulipes, and others.
    Elm borer beetle resting on rocks in a flower planter

    Elm Borer

    Saperda tridentata
    image of Firefly crawling on a leaf

    Fireflies (Lightning Bugs)

    Approx. 175 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Flower Fly on a flower

    Flower Flies (Syrphids)

    Nearly 900 species in North America
    Photo of a furrow orbweaver hanging head down with a green background

    Furrow Orbweavers

    Larinioides spp.
    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.
    A metallic green sweat bee gathering pollen on a yellow flowerhead

    Halictid Bees (Sweat Bees)

    More than 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    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

    Common true katydid female on a leaf

    Katydids

    About 250 species in North America north of Mexico
    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
    Swamp milkweed leaf beetle on a leaf it has chewed on.

    Leaf Beetles

    About 2,000 species in North America
    Orange-patched smoky moth resting on the edge of a leaf

    Leaf Skeletonizer Moths (Smoky Moths)

    About 25 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Leafhopper on leaf

    Leafhoppers

    More than 3,000 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
    Photo of a longjawed orbweaver walking on a plant stalk

    Longjawed Orbweavers

    Tetragnatha spp.
    Marbled orbweaver spider in web

    Marbled Orbweaver

    Araneus marmoreus
    Narceus Millipede crawling across gravel

    Millipedes

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    Ninebark calligraphy beetle on cluster of ninebark flower buds

    Ninebark Calligraphy Beetle

    Calligrapha spiraea
    Photo of a nursery web spider on a plant

    Nursery Web Spiders

    Pisaurina spp.
    Photo of a robber fly, genus Ommatius, perched on a wall.
    Photo of a female openfield orbweaver spider crouching on a plant stalk

    Openfield Orbweaver

    Araneus pratensis
    Photo of an orchard orbweaver with a black background

    Orchard Orbweaver

    Leucauge venusta
    Tachinid fly visiting a mint flower

    Parasitic Flies (Tachinid Flies)

    About 1,350 species in North America north of Mexico
    Peacock fly resting on a thistle leaf

    Peacock Flies (Tephritid Fruit Flies)

    About 300 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a picture-winged fly

    Picture-Winged Flies

    About 130 species in North America north of Mexico
    Acanaloniid planthopper, green, viewed from side

    Planthoppers

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico

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