Alabama shad side view photo with black background

    Alabama Shad

    Alosa alabamae
    Black crappie, male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Black Crappie

    Pomoxis nigromaculatus
    Brook silverside side view photo with black background

    Brook Silverside

    Labidesthes sicculus
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Channel catfish side view photo with black background

    Channel Catfish

    Ictalurus punctatus
    Common shiner side view photo with black background

    Common Shiner

    Luxilus cornutus
    Creek chub male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Creek Chub

    Semotilus atromaculatus
    Cypress minnow side view photo with black background

    Cypress Minnow

    Hybognathus hayi
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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 male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Duskystripe shiner male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Duskystripe Shiner

    Luxilus pilsbryi
    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
    giant floater

    Giant Floater

    Pygandon grandis
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Golden shiner male, side view photo with black background

    Golden Shiner

    Notemigonus crysoleucas
    Goldeye side view photo with black background

    Goldeye

    Hiodon alosoides
    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Green Crab Spider

    Misumessus oblongus (formerly Misumenops oblonga)
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Hybrid striped bass, or wiper, side view photo with black background

    Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

    Morone chrysops x M. saxatilis
    Largemouth bass side view photo with black background

    Largemouth Bass

    Micropterous salmoides
    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
    Southern redbelly dace male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Minnows

    Notropis, Cyprinella, Hybognathus, Luxilus, and others
    Mooneye side view photo with black background

    Mooneye

    Hiodon tergisus
    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Muskellunge side view photo with black background

    Muskellunge

    Esox masquinongy
    Photo of a northern crab spider

    Northern Crab Spider

    Mecaphesa asperata
    Northern pike side view photo with black background

    Northern Pike

    Esox lucius
    Photo of an orchard orbweaver with a black background

    Orchard Orbweaver

    Leucauge venusta
    Skipjack herring side view photo with black background

    Skipjack Herring

    Alosa chrysochloris
    Elongate-bodied springtail on a brown leaf

    Springtails

    More than 8,000 species globally
    Striped bass side view photo with black background

    Striped Bass

    Morone saxatilis
    Threadfin shad side view photo with black background

    Threadfin Shad

    Dorosoma petenense
    image of Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle crawling on dead leaves

    Tiger Beetles

    Subfamily Cicindelinae (about 100 species in North America)
    Photo of big cluster of turkey tails, bracket fungus with concentric color rings

    Turkey Tail

    Trametes versicolor
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    Edible

    Photo of a collared water scavenger beetle showing back.

    Water Scavenger Beetles

    Beetles in the family Hydrophilidae
    White crappie male, side view photo with black background

    White Crappie

    Pomoxis annularis
    White sucker side view photo with black background

    White Sucker

    Catostomus commersonii