Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    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 an Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Cupido comyntas
    Freshwater drum side view photo with black background

    Freshwater Drum

    Aplodinotus grunniens
    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a gray copper butterfly nectaring on butterfly weed flowers

    Gray Copper (Great Copper)

    Lycaena dione (formerly Gaeides xanthoides dione)
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Swamp milkweed leaf beetle on a leaf it has chewed on.

    Leaf Beetles

    About 2,000 species in North America
    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of an orchard orbweaver with a black background

    Orchard Orbweaver

    Leucauge venusta
    Two spring azure butterflies resting and drinking moisture from a wet rock

    Spring Azure

    Celastrina ladon
    Elongate-bodied springtail on a brown leaf

    Springtails

    More than 8,000 species globally
    Photo of a Summer Azure

    Summer Azure

    Celastrina neglecta
    Adult salt marsh moth resting on a vertical plant stem

    Tiger and Lichen Moths

    Subfamily Arctiinae (formerly a family)
    image of Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle crawling on dead leaves

    Tiger Beetles

    Subfamily Cicindelinae (about 100 species in North America)