Admirable Grasshopper on grass stem

    Admirable Grasshopper

    Syrbula admirabilis
    image of an Alderfly

    Alderflies

    Sialis spp.
    Photo of an American burying beetle

    American Burying Beetle

    Nicrophorus americanus
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    Endangered

    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
    brokenray

    Arkansas Brokenray

    Lampsilis reeveiana
    Asian longhorned beetle male, specimen

    Asian Longhorned Beetle

    Anoplophora glabripennis
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    Invasive

    image of Assassin Bug crawling on a leaf

    Assassin Bugs

    Nearly 200 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Venomous

    banded or white backed garden spider in web

    Banded Garden Spider

    Argiope trifasciata
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Banded Pennant

    Celithemis fasciata
    Female adult baskettail dragonfly perched on a plant stem

    Baskettails

    Epitheca spp.
    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    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)
    image of Black Giant Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk
    Black saddlebags dragonfly perched on an upright twig

    Black Saddlebags

    Tramea lacerata
    Black-legged meadow katydid female

    Black-Legged Meadow Katydid

    Orchelimum nigripes
    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
    Bluefer

    Bluefer (Purpleshell)

    Potamilus purpuratus
    Closeup of brown recluse spider on floor.

    Brown Recluse (Violin Spider)

    Loxosceles reclusa
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    Venomous

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

    Bryozoans (Moss Animals)

    Freshwater species in the phylum Bryozoa
    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    butterfly

    Butterfly

    Ellipsaria lineolata
    image of Caddisfly on leaf

    Caddisflies

    About 1,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Cajun dwarf crayfish.

    Cajun Dwarf Crayfish

    Cambarellus puer
    Photo of a papershell crayfish, also called calico crayfish.

    Calico Crayfish (Papershell Crayfish)

    Faxonius immunis (formerly Orconectes immunis)
    Calico pennant dragonfly perched on a twig

    Calico Pennant

    Celithemis elisa
    Photo of a Caney Mountain cave crayfish out of water on a wet, red-coated cave rock.

    Caney Mountain Cave Crayfish

    Faxonius stygocaneyi (formerly Orconectes stygocaneyi)
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Carolina Grasshopper

    Dissosteira carolina
    Image of Tomentose Burying Beetle crawling on the ground

    Carrion Beetles (Burying Beetles)

    Nicrophorus, Necrophila, Necrodes, and others
    Chinese mantis

    Chinese Mantis

    Tenodera sinensis (formerly T. aridifolia)
    Photo of two Chinese mystery snails, on a white background, with a ruler nearby for scale.

    Chinese Mystery Snail

    Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata (syn. Bellamya chinensis)
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    Invasive

    Click beetle resting on a brick wall

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    Photo of a Cobra Clubtail dragonfly

    Cobra Clubtail

    Gomphurus vastus
    Wood cockroach crawling on tree

    Cockroaches and Termites

    About 100 species of cockroaches and termites in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a coldwater crayfish.

    Coldwater Crayfish

    Faxonius eupunctus (formerly Orconectes eupunctus)
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    Endangered

    image of a Common True Katydid

    Common True Katydid

    Pterophylla camellifolia
    Photo of a spothanded crayfish viewed from above on white background.

    Crayfishes

    About 36 species in Missouri
    Photo of an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    Photo of a damselfly nymph on rocks in an aquarium.

    Damselfly Larvae

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    deertoe

    Deertoe

    Truncilla truncata
    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
    Photo of a dragonfly larva resting on a stone.

    Dragonfly Larvae

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Photo of a female and male European earwig on a dead leaf.

    Earwigs

    Forficula auricularia, Euborellia anulipes, and others.
    image of Cicada Killer on Goldenrod

    Eastern Cicada Killer

    Sphecius speciosus
    Photo of eastern dobsonfly

    Eastern Dobsonfly

    Corydalus cornutus

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