Photo of an alderfly larva among rocks and gravel in an aquarium.

    Alderfly Larvae

    Sialis spp.
    Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red

    Amanitas

    Amanita spp. (about 600 species, worldwide)
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    Poisonous

    Jagged ambush bug on a plant stem

    Ambush Bugs

    Phymata spp. and others in subfamily Phymatinae (ambush bugs)
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    Venomous

    image of American Carrion Beetle

    American Carrion Beetle

    Necrophila americana
    American eel side view photo with black background

    American Eel

    Anguilla rostrata
    Andrenid or miner bee collecting pollen on a flower

    Andrenid Bees (Miner Bees)

    More than 1,200 species in North America north of Mexico
    Acrobat ants on a leaf

    Ants

    More than 700 species in North America
    several yellow aphids on plant

    Aphids

    More than 1,300 species in North America north of Mexico
    Longhorn bee visiting a flower, viewed from side

    Apid Bees

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a spotted fishing spider perched on the water's surface amid floating duckweed plants

    Aquatic Spiders

    Dolomedes spp., Tetragnatha spp., and others
    Photo of a female arabesque orbweaver spider

    Arabesque Orbweaver

    Neoscona arabesca
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    Arkansas Brokenray

    Lampsilis reeveiana
    Arkansas darter, female, side view photo with black background

    Arkansas Darter

    Etheostoma cragini
    Photo of an armored harvestman walking on the ground

    Armored Harvestmen

    Members of suborder Laniatores
    Photo of arrow-shaped micrathena spider

    Arrowshaped Micrathena

    Micrathena sagittata
    Photo of two ash tree boletes, tan pored mushrooms, one overturned showing pores

    Ash Tree Bolete

    Boletinellus merulioides
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    Edible

    image of Assassin Bug crawling on a leaf

    Assassin Bugs

    Nearly 200 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Venomous

    Female spider wasp grasping and dragging body of sac spider
    Photo of backswimmer, side view

    Backswimmers

    About 32 North American species in the family Notonectidae
    Baltimore checkerspot, perched, with wings folded

    Baltimore Checkerspot

    Euphydryas phaeton
    Banded longhorn beetle on a wild rose

    Banded Longhorn

    Typocerus velutinus
    Banded sculpin side view photo with black background

    Banded Sculpin

    Cottus carolinae
    Female adult baskettail dragonfly perched on a plant stem

    Baskettails

    Epitheca spp.
    Photo of a beautiful wood-nymph
    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    Black bullhead side view photo with black background

    Black Bullhead

    Ameiurus melas
    image of Black Giant Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk
    Black River madtom side view photo with black background

    Black River Madtom

    Noturus mayden
    Black saddlebags dragonfly perched on an upright twig

    Black Saddlebags

    Tramea lacerata
    Photo of black-staining polypore, a mushroom with tan, wavy, fan-shaped caps

    Black-Staining Polypore

    Meripilus sumstinei (formerly M. giganteus)
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    Edible

    Image of a blanding's turtle

    Blanding’s Turtle

    Emydoidea blandingii
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    Endangered

    Photo of a meloe blister beetle, female, on ground

    Blister Beetles

    More than 400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Male blue dasher dragonfly perched on the tip of a twig, with dew on its wings

    Blue Dasher

    Pachydiplax longipennis
    Brindled madtom side view photo with black background

    Brindled Madtom

    Noturus miurus
    Image of a broad-banded watersnake

    Broad-Banded Watersnake

    Nerodia fasciata confluens
    Brown bullhead side view photo with black background

    Brown Bullhead

    Ameiurus nebulosus
    Closeup of brown recluse spider on floor.

    Brown Recluse (Violin Spider)

    Loxosceles reclusa
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    Venomous

    Brown trout female side view photo with black background

    Brown Trout

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

    Bryozoans (Moss Animals)

    Freshwater species in the phylum Bryozoa
    Image of a bullsnake

    Bullsnake

    Pituophis catenifer sayi
    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Butterfly

    Ellipsaria lineolata
    image of Caddisfly on leaf

    Caddisflies

    About 1,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of caddisfly larva with case made of detritus

    Caddisfly Larvae

    Various species in the order Trichoptera
    Calico pennant dragonfly perched on a twig

    Calico Pennant

    Celithemis elisa
    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

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