Asian longhorned beetle male, specimen

    Asian Longhorned Beetle

    Anoplophora glabripennis
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    Invasive

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

    Blue Dasher

    Pachydiplax longipennis
    Blue orchard bee resting on a dirt surface

    Blue Orchard Bee

    Osmia lignaria
    Blue-winged scoliid wasp taking nectar on English ivy flowers

    Blue-Winged Wasp

    Scolia dubia
    Photo of Broad-headed skink on ground among leaves

    Broad-Headed Skink

    Plestiodon laticeps
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Channel catfish side view photo with black background

    Channel Catfish

    Ictalurus punctatus
    Image of a five-lined skink

    Common Five-Lined Skink

    Plestiodon fasciatus
    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
    Orangethroat darter male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Darters

    Etheostoma, Percina, Ammocrypta, and Crystallaria spp.
    Photo of mature dead man's fingers mushrooms, lumpy grayish black masses

    Dead Man’s Fingers

    Xylaria polymorpha
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Photo of an eastern tiger swallowtail resting with wings spread open
    Photo of an eastern yellow-bellied racer.

    Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer

    Coluber constrictor flaviventris
    Long-legged wasp grasping a wolf spider while clinging to house siding

    Entypus Spider Wasps

    Entypus aratus, E. unifasciatus, E. fulvicornis, and others
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
    Female Georgia mason bee, covered with yellow pollen, on a yellow flowerhead

    Georgia Mason

    Osmia georgica
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a great black wasp on a bindweed flower

    Great Black Wasp

    Sphex pensylvanicus
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a male Io Moth

    Io Moth

    Automeris io
    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
    lilliput

    Lilliput

    Toxolasma parvus
    Photo of a longpincered crayfish.

    Longpincered Crayfish

    Faxonius longidigitus (formerly Orconectes longidigitus)
    Southern redbelly dace male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Minnows

    Notropis, Cyprinella, Hybognathus, Luxilus, and others
    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Black-and-Yellow Mud Dauber

    Mud Daubers

    Three genera: Sceliphron, Trypoxylon, and Chalybion
    Photo of a meloe blister beetle, female, on ground

    Oil Beetles

    Meloe spp.
    Photo of an orchard orbweaver with a black background

    Orchard Orbweaver

    Leucauge venusta
    Acanaloniid planthopper, green, viewed from side

    Planthoppers

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    prairie lizard

    Prairie Lizard

    Sceloporus consobrinus
    Image of a prairie ring-necked snake

    Prairie Ring-Necked Snake

    Diadophis punctatus arnyi
    Newly emerged adult pronghorn clubtail dragonfly perched on a grass stem

    Pronghorn Clubtail

    Phanogomphus graslinellus
    Rainbow darter female side view photo with black background

    Rainbow Darter

    Etheostoma caeruleum
    Photo of a red-banded hairstreak

    Red-Banded Hairstreak

    Calycopis cecrops
    Photo of a Red-Spotted Purple with wings closed, showing ventral side of wings

    Red-Spotted Purple

    Limenitis arthemis
    Blue-winged wasp viewed from above, showing wrinkled surface of wings

    Scoliid Wasps

    About 20 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a six-lined racerunner lizard

    Six-Lined Racerunner

    Aspidoscelis sexlineata
    Photo of a slaty skimmer dragonfly, male.

    Slaty Skimmer

    Libellula incesta
    photo of juvenile southern coal skink

    Southern Coal Skink

    Plestiodon anthracinus pluvialis
    Photo of a Spangled Skimmer dragonfly, male

    Spangled Skimmer

    Libellula cyanea
    A white-lined sphinx moth sips nectar from a purple locoweed flower

    Sphinx Moths (Hawk Moths)

    More than 50 species in Missouri

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