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

    several yellow aphids on plant

    Aphids

    More than 1,300 species in North America north of Mexico
    brokenray

    Arkansas Brokenray

    Lampsilis reeveiana
    Photo of backswimmer, side view

    Backswimmers

    About 32 North American species in the family Notonectidae
    Photo of beefsteak polypore, a rust-colored bracket fungus growing on tree base

    Beefsteak Polypore

    Fistulina hepatica
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    Edible

    Photo of broken bolete mushroom cap, being held to show pores

    Bitter Bolete

    Tylopilus felleus
    Photo of two black trumpets, dark brown vase-shaped mushrooms on mossy ground

    Black Trumpet

    Craterellus cornucopioides (C. fallax)
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    Edible

    Photo of black-footed polypore, mature specimens, with photographer's foot.

    Black-Footed Polypore

    Polyporus badius
    Photo of cluster of bleeding mycenas, small, capped, reddish mushrooms

    Bleeding Mycena

    Mycena haematopus
    Bluefer

    Bluefer (Purpleshell)

    Potamilus purpuratus
    Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red

    Blusher

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

    Bryozoans (Moss Animals)

    Freshwater species in the phylum Bryozoa
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a Cecropia moth.

    Cecropia Moth

    Hyalophora cecropia
    Image of smooth chanterelle

    Chanterelles

    Cantharellaceae (various members of family)
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    Edible

    Common buckeye butterfly nectaring on a flower, wings spread

    Common Buckeye

    Junonia coenia
    Photo of cluster of common laccaria, small brownish pink mushrooms, in grass

    Common Laccaria

    Laccaria laccata
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    Edible

    Photo of a sod webworm adult moth on a window with hind end propped up

    Crambid Snout Moths

    More than 860 species in North America north of Mexico
    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.
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    Deertoe

    Truncilla truncata
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Image of an osage copperhead

    Eastern Copperhead

    Agkistrodon contortrix
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    Venomous

    Photo of an elegant stinkhorn mushroom, a pink column covered with brown slime

    Elegant Stinkhorn

    Mutinus elegans
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    Edible

    elephant's ear

    Elephantear

    Elliptio crassidens
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    Endangered

    ellipse

    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    Photo of a fawn mushroom, which is a brownish gray, gilled, capped mushroom

    Fawn Mushroom

    Pluteus atricapillus (formerly P. cervinus)
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    Edible

    Photo of a flat-headed snake held in someone’s hands

    Flat-Headed Snake

    Tantilla gracilis
    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
    fragile papershell

    Fragile Papershell

    Leptodea fragilis
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    Photograph of cluster of mature gem-studded puffball mushrooms

    Gem-Studded Puffball

    Lycoperdon perlatum
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    Edible

    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
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    Giant Floater

    Pygandon grandis
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Honey Locust Moth

    Honey Locust Moth

    Syssphinx bicolor (syn. Sphingicampa bicolor)
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    Hydras

    Various species in the genus Hydra
    Photo of a male Io Moth

    Io Moth

    Automeris io
    Common true katydid female on a leaf

    Katydids

    About 250 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Kirtland’s Snake

    Clonophis kirtlandii
    Seven-spotted lady beetle on a flower

    Lady Beetles (Ladybird Beetles; Ladybugs)

    Nearly 500 species in North America north of Mexico

    Land Snails and Slugs

    Approx. 150 species of land snails and slugs in Missouri
    image of a Leafhopper on leaf

    Leafhoppers

    More than 3,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    lilliput

    Lilliput

    Toxolasma parvus
    Photo of a magdalen underwing moth

    Magdalen Underwing

    Catocala illecta
    Marbled orbweaver spider in web

    Marbled Orbweaver

    Araneus marmoreus
    Photo of two meadow mushrooms, at different angles, white with pinkish tan gills

    Meadow Mushroom

    Agaricus campestris
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    Edible

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

    Minnows

    Notropis, Cyprinella, Hybognathus, Luxilus, and others

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