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
    Asian longhorned beetle male, specimen

    Asian Longhorned Beetle

    Anoplophora glabripennis
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    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
    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
    image of Caddisfly on leaf

    Caddisflies

    About 1,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    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
    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
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass
    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
    Photo of male and female European wood wasps on pine stump

    European Wood Wasp (Sirex Woodwasp)

    Sirex noctilio
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    image of a Summer Fishfly

    Fishflies

    Chauliodes, Neohermes, and Nigronia spp. (in eastern US)
    Photo of a giant walkingstick

    Giant Walkingstick

    Megaphasma denticrus
    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 Hine's emerald dragonfly

    Hine's Emerald

    Somatochlora hineana
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    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
    Lesser angle-winged katydid resting on the ground

    Lesser Angle-Winged Katydid

    Microcentrum retinerve
    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
    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 walkingsticks during outbreak

    Northern Walkingstick

    Diapheromera femorata
    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.
    Female pigeon tremex resting on a concrete surface

    Pigeon Tremex

    Tremex columba
    Photo of an adult antlion with distinctively marked black and pink wings

    Pleasing Antlion

    Glenurus gratus
    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
    Blue-winged wasp viewed from above, showing wrinkled surface of wings

    Scoliid Wasps

    About 20 species in North America north of Mexico

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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