image of an Alderfly

    Alderflies

    Sialis 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
    Black saddlebags dragonfly perched on an upright twig

    Black Saddlebags

    Tramea lacerata
    Male blue corporal dragonfly resting on a weathered wooden surface

    Blue Corporal

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

    Blue Dasher

    Pachydiplax longipennis
    Closeup of brown recluse spider on floor.

    Brown Recluse (Violin Spider)

    Loxosceles reclusa
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    Venomous

    image of Caddisfly on leaf

    Caddisflies

    About 1,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Carolina Grasshopper

    Dissosteira carolina
    Chinese mantis

    Chinese Mantis

    Tenodera sinensis (formerly T. aridifolia)
    Click beetle resting on a brick wall

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    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 eastern dobsonfly

    Eastern Dobsonfly

    Corydalus cornutus
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass
    image of a Summer Fishfly

    Fishflies

    Chauliodes, Neohermes, and Nigronia spp. (in eastern US)
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Horse Fly on tree trunk

    Horse and Deer Flies

    Tabanus, Chrysops, and related genera
    Image of house centipede

    House Centipede

    Scutigera coleoptrata
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America

    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
    Lichen grasshopper sitting on a rock

    Lichen Grasshopper

    Trimerotropis saxatilis
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Female Carolina mantis

    Mantids (Mantises)

    Stagomantis carolina, Mantis religiosa, and Tenodera sinensis
    Narceus Millipede crawling across gravel

    Millipedes

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Four-Spotted Owlfly

    Owlflies

    8 species in North America north of Mexico
    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
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Short-Horned Grasshoppers

    About 620 species in North America
    Photo of an adult stonefly on a leaf

    Stoneflies

    Nearly 700 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

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