Alligator gar side view photo with black background

    Alligator Gar

    Atractosteus spatula (formerly Lepisosteus spatula)
    Jagged ambush bug on a plant stem

    Ambush Bugs

    Phymata spp. and others in subfamily Phymatinae (ambush bugs)
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    Venomous

    Image of American Bullfrog

    American Bullfrog

    Lithobates catesbeianus (formerly Rana catesbeiana)
    image of Walker's Cicada clinging to a perch

    Annual Cicadas

    Neotibicen spp. (in Missouri) (formerly Tibicen)
    several yellow aphids on plant

    Aphids

    More than 1,300 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a spotted fishing spider perched on the water's surface amid floating duckweed plants

    Aquatic Spiders

    Dolomedes spp., Tetragnatha spp., and others
    Photo of two ash tree boletes, tan pored mushrooms, one overturned showing pores

    Ash Tree Bolete

    Boletinellus merulioides
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    Edible

    Photo of backswimmer, side view

    Backswimmers

    About 32 North American species in the family Notonectidae
    Photo of a belted crayfish, also called Big River crayfish.

    Belted Crayfish (Big River Crayfish)

    Faxonius harrisonii (formerly Orconectes harrisonii)
    Photo of a Big Creek crayfish.

    Big Creek Crayfish

    Faxonius peruncus (formerly Orconectes peruncus)
    Black bullhead side view photo with black background

    Black Bullhead

    Ameiurus melas
    image of greenbottle fly on carcass

    Blow Flies (Bottle Flies)

    About 84 species in North America.
    image of a bronzed or common shore tiger beetle

    Bronzed Tiger Beetle

    Cinindela repanda
    Gray, speckled, translucent gelatinous blob cut in half to show structure

    Bryozoans (Moss Animals)

    Freshwater species in the phylum Bryozoa
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Carolina Grasshopper

    Dissosteira carolina
     Central mudminnow side view photo with black background

    Central Mudminnow

    Umbra limi
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    Endangered

    Photo of a central newt adult on a plastic aquarium plant.

    Central Newt

    Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis
    Central stoneroller male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Central Stoneroller

    Campostoma anomalum (syn. C. pullum)
    Channel catfish side view photo with black background

    Channel Catfish

    Ictalurus punctatus
    Chestnut lamprey side view photo with black background

    Chestnut Lamprey

    Ichthyomyzon castaneus
    Common carp side view photo with black background

    Common Carp

    Cyprinus carpio
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    Invasive

    Photo of a sod webworm adult moth on a window with hind end propped up

    Crambid Snout Moths

    More than 860 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of crane fly larva

    Crane Fly Larvae

    There are over 500 species of crane flies in North America.
    Photo of a spothanded crayfish viewed from above on white background.

    Crayfishes

    About 36 species in Missouri
    Crystal darter side view photo with black background

    Crystal Darter

    Crystallaria asprella
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    Endangered

    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 a devil crayfish.

    Devil Crayfish

    Lacunicambarus aff. diogenes
    Image of a differential grasshopper.

    Differential Grasshopper

    Melanoplus differentialis
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass
    Photo of an eastern hog-nosed snake.

    Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake

    Heterodon platirhinos
    Eastern Spiny Softshell

    Eastern Spiny Softshell

    Apalone spinifera spinifera
    Photo of an eastern yellow-bellied racer.

    Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer

    Coluber constrictor flaviventris
    Photo of false turkey tail bracket fungus closeup, one showing smooth underside

    False Turkey Tail

    Stereum ostrea
    Fathead minnow side view photo with black background

    Fathead Minnow

    Pimephales promelas
    Flathead catfish side view photo with black background

    Flathead Catfish

    Pylodictis olivaris
    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
    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
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a giant walkingstick

    Giant Walkingstick

    Megaphasma denticrus
    Photo of a golden crayfish viewed through the surface of creek water.

    Golden Crayfish

    Faxonius luteus (formerly Orconectes luteus)
    Goldfish side view photo with black background

    Goldfish

    Carassius auratus
    Grass carp side view photo with black background

    Grass Carp

    Ctenopharyngodon idella
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    Invasive

    Photo of green cracking russula, greenish-capped, gilled mushroom

    Green Cracking Russula

    Russula virescens
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    Edible

    Image of a green frog

    Green Frog

    Lithobates clamitans (formerly Rana clamitans)
    Green June beetle on goldenrod

    Green June Beetle

    Cotinis nitida
    Greenside darter female, side view photo with black background

    Greenside Darter

    Etheostoma blennioides

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