Admirable Grasshopper on grass stem

    Admirable Grasshopper

    Syrbula admirabilis
    image of Walker's Cicada clinging to a perch

    Annual Cicadas

    Neotibicen spp. (in Missouri) (formerly Tibicen)
    Photo of adult antlion with wings spread

    Antlion Adults

    More than 100 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    image of Black Giant Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk
    Closeup of brown recluse spider on floor.

    Brown Recluse (Violin Spider)

    Loxosceles reclusa
    Venomous Icon

    Venomous

    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
    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
    Image of a giant red-headed centipede.

    Giant Red-Headed Centipede

    Scolopendra heros
    Venomous Icon

    Venomous

    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Pigeon Tremex Horntail

    Horntails

    About 28 species in North America
    Common true katydid female on a leaf

    Katydids

    About 250 species in North America north of Mexico
    Large crane fly perched on a white-painted surface, side view

    Large Crane Flies

    More than 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    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 Mydas Fly

    Mydas Flies

    About 80 species in North America
    Pink katydid standing on a milkweed leaf

    Oblong-Winged Katydid

    Amblycorypha oblongifolia
    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.
    Photo of an adult antlion with distinctively marked black and pink wings

    Pleasing Antlion

    Glenurus gratus
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Blue-winged wasp viewed from above, showing wrinkled surface of wings

    Scoliid Wasps

    About 20 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Short-Horned Grasshoppers

    About 620 species in North America
    A reddish centipede crawls over a rock

    Soil Centipedes

    Estimated 4,000 species globally
    striped bark scorpion on a rock

    Striped Bark Scorpion

    Centruroides vittatus
    Venomous Icon

    Venomous

    Photo of a Texas brown tarantula

    Texas Brown Tarantula

    Aphonopelma hentzi
    image of Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle crawling on dead leaves

    Tiger Beetles

    Subfamily Cicindelinae (about 100 species in North America)
    image of Xystodesmid Millipede crawling on a forest floor

    Xystodesmid Millipedes

    8 tribes, with about 23 genera, 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