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
    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
    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
    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 Cobra Clubtail dragonfly

    Cobra Clubtail

    Gomphurus vastus
    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
    Image of a differential grasshopper.

    Differential Grasshopper

    Melanoplus differentialis
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Photo of eastern dobsonfly

    Eastern Dobsonfly

    Corydalus cornutus
    Photo of an Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly, female

    Eastern Pondhawk

    Erythemis simplicicollis
    Side view of ebony jewelwing resting on a plant stalk

    Ebony Jewelwing

    Calopteryx maculata
    image of a Summer Fishfly

    Fishflies

    Chauliodes, Neohermes, and Nigronia spp. (in eastern US)
    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 a Pigeon Tremex Horntail

    Horntails

    About 28 species in North America
    Common true katydid female on a leaf

    Katydids

    About 250 species in North America north of Mexico
    Large crane fly perched on a white-painted surface, side view

    Large Crane Flies

    More than 500 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 mayfly

    Mayflies

    More than 600 species in North America north of Mexico
    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.
    Olive-green swamp grasshopper perched on a grass blade

    Olive-Green Swamp Grasshopper

    Paroxya clavuliger (syn. P. hoosieri)
    image of a Four-Spotted Owlfly

    Owlflies

    8 species in North America north of Mexico
    periodical cicada shown from the side

    Periodical Cicadas

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

    Pronghorn Clubtail

    Phanogomphus graslinellus
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico
    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
    Photo of a Spangled Skimmer dragonfly, male

    Spangled Skimmer

    Libellula cyanea
    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
    image of Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle crawling on dead leaves

    Tiger Beetles

    Subfamily Cicindelinae (about 100 species in North America)
    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
    Photo of a Widow Skimmer dragonfly, male

    Widow Skimmer

    Libellula luctuosa
    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