Admirable Grasshopper on grass stem

    Admirable Grasshopper

    Syrbula admirabilis
    Photo of adult antlion with wings spread

    Antlion Adults

    More than 100 species in North America north of Mexico
    Black saddlebags dragonfly perched on an upright twig

    Black Saddlebags

    Tramea lacerata
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Carolina Grasshopper

    Dissosteira carolina
    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 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
    Common green darner dragonfly perched on a dried flowering stalk, viewed from above
    image of a Common True Katydid

    Common True Katydid

    Pterophylla camellifolia
    Male common whitetail dragonfly perched on a twig

    Common Whitetail

    Plathemis lydia
    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
    Photo of eastern dobsonfly

    Eastern Dobsonfly

    Corydalus cornutus
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass
    image of a Summer Fishfly

    Fishflies

    Chauliodes, Neohermes, and Nigronia spp. (in eastern US)
    Image of a giant red-headed centipede.

    Giant Red-Headed Centipede

    Scolopendra heros
    Venomous Icon

    Venomous

    Photo of a giant walkingstick

    Giant Walkingstick

    Megaphasma denticrus
    Photo of a Hine's emerald dragonfly

    Hine's Emerald

    Somatochlora hineana
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    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 walkingsticks during outbreak

    Northern Walkingstick

    Diapheromera femorata
    Photo of a meloe blister beetle, female, on ground

    Oil Beetles

    Meloe spp.
    Newly emerged adult pronghorn clubtail dragonfly perched on a grass stem

    Pronghorn Clubtail

    Phanogomphus graslinellus
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Short-Horned Grasshoppers

    About 620 species in North America
    Photo of a slaty skimmer dragonfly, male.

    Slaty Skimmer

    Libellula incesta
    A reddish centipede crawls over a rock

    Soil Centipedes

    Estimated 4,000 species globally
    A spinyleg dragonfly, possibly a southeastern spinyleg clubtail, closeup.

    Spinyleg Clubtails

    Dromogomphus spp.
    photo of a male reddish-brown stag beetle

    Stag Beetles

    About 40 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of an adult stonefly on a leaf

    Stoneflies

    Nearly 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Texas brown tarantula

    Texas Brown Tarantula

    Aphonopelma hentzi
    Male twelve-spotted skimmer perched on a plant stalk

    Twelve-Spotted Skimmer

    Libellula pulchella
    Photo of a northern walkingstick on autumn dogwood leaves

    Walkingsticks (Stick Insects)

    Diapheromera femorata, Megaphasma denticrus, and others
    image of Xystodesmid Millipede crawling on a forest floor

    Xystodesmid Millipedes

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

See Also

Photo of a Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

Cisseps fulvicollis
image of Plume Moth on blade of grass

Plume Moths

Nearly 150 species in North America north of Mexico