image of a Thread-Waisted Wasp

    Ammophila Wasps

    Ammophila spp.
    Longhorn bee visiting a flower, viewed from side

    Apid Bees

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Assassin Bug crawling on a leaf

    Assassin Bugs

    Nearly 200 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Venomous

    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    image of Black Giant Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk
    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    Image of Tomentose Burying Beetle crawling on the ground

    Carrion Beetles (Burying Beetles)

    Nicrophorus, Necrophila, Necrodes, and others
    Click beetle resting on a brick wall

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    image of a Common True Katydid

    Common True Katydid

    Pterophylla camellifolia
    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 a female and male European earwig on a dead leaf.

    Earwigs

    Forficula auricularia, Euborellia anulipes, and others.
    Photo of an ebony jewelwing damselfly

    Ebony Jewelwing

    Calopteryx maculata
    Long-legged wasp grasping a wolf spider while clinging to house siding

    Entypus Spider Wasps

    Entypus aratus, E. unifasciatus, E. fulvicornis, and others
    Photo of a giant walkingstick

    Giant Walkingstick

    Megaphasma denticrus
    Photo of a great black wasp on a bindweed flower

    Great Black Wasp

    Sphex pensylvanicus
    Green June beetle on goldenrod

    Green June Beetle

    Cotinis nitida
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Horned Passalus crawling on wood

    Horned Passalus

    Odontotaenius disjunctus
    Photo of a Pigeon Tremex Horntail

    Horntails

    About 28 species in North America
    image of Horse Fly on tree trunk

    Horse and Deer Flies

    Tabanus, Chrysops, and related genera
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America
    Common true katydid female on a leaf

    Katydids

    About 250 species in North America north of Mexico

    Land Snails and Slugs

    Approx. 150 species of land snails and slugs in Missouri
    Large crane fly perched on a white-painted surface, side view

    Large Crane Flies

    More than 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Leaf-footed bug on a leaf

    Leaf-Footed Bugs

    Nearly 90 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
    Locust borer on leaf

    Locust Borer

    Megacyllene robiniae
    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
    image of Black-and-Yellow Mud Dauber

    Mud Daubers

    Three genera: Sceliphron, Trypoxylon, and Chalybion
    Photo of walkingsticks during outbreak

    Northern Walkingstick

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

    Oil Beetles

    Meloe spp.
    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.
    image of Robber Fly

    Robber Flies

    More than 1,000 species in North America
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico
    A reddish centipede crawls over a rock

    Soil Centipedes

    Estimated 4,000 species globally
    Glossy black spider wasp manipulating paralyzed spider

    Spider Wasps

    About 300 species in North America north of Mexico
    photo of a male reddish-brown stag beetle

    Stag Beetles

    About 40 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)
    Photo of a northern walkingstick on autumn dogwood leaves

    Walkingsticks (Stick Insects)

    Diapheromera femorata, Megaphasma denticrus, and others
    image of a Wheel Bug, Side View

    Wheel Bug

    Arilus cristatus
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    Venomous

    image of Xystodesmid Millipede crawling on a forest floor

    Xystodesmid Millipedes

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