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
    Golden tortoise beetle on a leaf

    Golden Tortoise Beetle

    Charidotella sexpunctata
    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
    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 an orchard orbweaver with a black background

    Orchard Orbweaver

    Leucauge venusta
    A reddish centipede crawls over a rock

    Soil Centipedes

    Estimated 4,000 species globally
    Elongate-bodied springtail on a brown leaf

    Springtails

    More than 8,000 species globally
    Image of a red velvet ant

    Velvet Ants

    Nearly 500 species in North America north of Mexico

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