Admirable Grasshopper on grass stem

    Admirable Grasshopper

    Syrbula admirabilis
    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
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    Arkansas Brokenray

    Lampsilis reeveiana
    Female adult baskettail dragonfly perched on a plant stem

    Baskettails

    Epitheca spp.
    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    Photo of a belted crayfish, also called Big River crayfish.

    Belted Crayfish (Big River Crayfish)

    Faxonius harrisonii (formerly Orconectes harrisonii)
    Photo of a Big Creek crayfish.

    Big Creek Crayfish

    Faxonius peruncus (formerly Orconectes peruncus)
    image of Black Giant Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk
    Black saddlebags dragonfly perched on an upright twig

    Black Saddlebags

    Tramea lacerata
    Male blue dasher dragonfly perched on the tip of a twig, with dew on its wings

    Blue Dasher

    Pachydiplax longipennis
    Bluefer

    Bluefer (Purpleshell)

    Potamilus purpuratus
    Closeup of brown recluse spider on floor.

    Brown Recluse (Violin Spider)

    Loxosceles reclusa
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    Venomous

    Gray, speckled, translucent gelatinous blob cut in half to show structure

    Bryozoans (Moss Animals)

    Freshwater species in the phylum Bryozoa
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    Butterfly

    Ellipsaria lineolata
    image of Caddisfly on leaf

    Caddisflies

    About 1,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Carolina Grasshopper

    Dissosteira carolina
    Photo of two Chinese mystery snails, on a white background, with a ruler nearby for scale.

    Chinese Mystery Snail

    Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata (syn. Bellamya chinensis)
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    Invasive

    Click beetle resting on a brick wall

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    Photo of a Cobra Clubtail dragonfly

    Cobra Clubtail

    Gomphurus vastus
    Wood cockroach crawling on tree

    Cockroaches and Termites

    About 100 species of cockroaches and termites in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a coldwater crayfish.

    Coldwater Crayfish

    Faxonius eupunctus (formerly Orconectes eupunctus)
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    Endangered

    Male common whitetail dragonfly perched on a twig

    Common Whitetail

    Plathemis lydia
    Photo of a spothanded crayfish viewed from above on white background.

    Crayfishes

    About 36 species in Missouri
    Photo of an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    deertoe

    Deertoe

    Truncilla truncata
    Image of a differential grasshopper.

    Differential Grasshopper

    Melanoplus differentialis
    Photo of a digger crayfish.

    Digger Crayfish

    Creaserinus fodiens (formerly Fallicambarus fodiens)
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Photo of a dragonfly larva resting on a stone.

    Dragonfly Larvae

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Photo of eastern dobsonfly

    Eastern Dobsonfly

    Corydalus cornutus
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass
    Photograph of Ebonyshell freshwater mussel shell exterior view

    Ebonyshell

    Fusconaia ebena
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    Endangered

    elephant's ear

    Elephantear

    Elliptio crassidens
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    Endangered

    ellipse

    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    fatmucket

    Fatmucket

    Lampsilis siliquoidea
    image of a Summer Fishfly

    Fishflies

    Chauliodes, Neohermes, and Nigronia spp. (in eastern US)
    Photo of a fishfly larva crawling among rocks in an aquarium.

    Fishfly Larvae

    Chauliodes, Neohermes, and Nigronia spp. (in eastern US)
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    Fragile Papershell

    Leptodea fragilis
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
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    Giant Floater

    Pygandon grandis
    Image of a giant red-headed centipede.

    Giant Red-Headed Centipede

    Scolopendra heros
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    Venomous

    Photo of a giant walkingstick

    Giant Walkingstick

    Megaphasma denticrus
    Photo of a giant water bug

    Giant Water Bugs

    Species in the genera Abedus, Belostoma, and Lethocerus
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    Venomous

    Photo of several prosobranch pond snails crawling on a rock.

    Gilled Aquatic Snails (Prosobranch Pond Snails)

    Over 20 Missouri species in former subclass Prosobranchia
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Halloween pennant perched on the tip of a dried flowering stalk

    Halloween Pennant

    Celithemis eponina
    Photo of hellgrammite

    Hellgrammite

    Corydalus cornutus

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