Photo of an American burying beetle

    American Burying Beetle

    Nicrophorus americanus
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    Endangered

    image of Assassin Bug crawling on a leaf

    Assassin Bugs

    Nearly 200 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Venomous

    Photo of a belted crayfish, also called Big River crayfish.

    Belted Crayfish (Big River Crayfish)

    Faxonius harrisonii (formerly Orconectes harrisonii)
    Image of black-legged meadow katydid

    Black-Legged Meadow Katydid

    Orchelimum nigripes
    Photo of a Cajun dwarf crayfish.

    Cajun Dwarf Crayfish

    Cambarellus puer
    Image of Tomentose Burying Beetle crawling on the ground

    Carrion Beetles (Burying Beetles)

    Nicrophorus, Necrophila, Necrodes, and other Silphid genera
    Photo of a coldwater crayfish.

    Coldwater Crayfish

    Faxonius eupunctus (formerly Orconectes eupunctus)
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    Endangered

    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 devil crayfish.

    Devil Crayfish

    Lacunicambarus aff. diogenes
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
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    Elephantear

    Elliptio crassidens
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    Endangered

    ellipse

    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    Photo of male and female European wood wasps on pine stump

    European Wood Wasp (Sirex Woodwasp)

    Sirex noctilio
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    Invasive

    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    Image of a giant red-headed centipede.

    Giant Red-Headed Centipede

    Scolopendra heros
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    Venomous

    Photo of a golden crayfish viewed through the surface of creek water.

    Golden Crayfish

    Faxonius luteus (formerly Orconectes luteus)
    Image of a great golden digger wasp.

    Great Golden Digger Wasp

    Sphex ichneumoneus
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of Hubbs' crayfish.

    Hubbs’ Crayfish

    Cambarus hubbsi
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America
    image of a Leafhopper on leaf

    Leafhoppers

    More than 3,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a leech

    Leeches

    Various species in the subclass Hirudinea
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a longpincered crayfish.

    Longpincered Crayfish

    Faxonius longidigitus (formerly Orconectes longidigitus)
    Photo of a Mammoth Spring crayfish.

    Mammoth Spring Crayfish

    Faxonius marchandi (formerly Orconectes marchandi)
    image of 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
    Photo of an Ozark crayfish.

    Ozark Crayfish

    Faxonius ozarkae (formerly Orconectes ozarkae)
    Photo of a painted devil crayfish standing on a sandy substrate

    Painted Devil Crayfish

    Lacunicambarus ludovicianus
    image of Paper Wasp on flowers

    Paper Wasps

    Species in the genus Polistes
    Photo of a periodical cicada shown from the side.

    Periodical Cicadas

    Magicicada spp.
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    Pink Mucket

    Lampsilis abrupta
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    Endangered

    Photo of a ringed crayfish.

    Ringed Crayfish

    Faxonius neglectus (formerly Orconectes neglectus)
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    Round Pigtoe

    Pleurobema sintoxia
    Photo of a saddleback crayfish.

    Saddleback Crayfish

    Faxonius medius (formerly Orconectes medius)
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico.
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Short-Horned Grasshoppers

    About 620 species in North America
    Photo of a shrimp crayfish.

    Shrimp Crayfish

    Faxonius lancifer (formerly Orconectes lancifer)
    A reddish centipede crawls over a rock

    Soil Centipedes

    There are many species of soil centipedes in our state.
    Glossy black spider wasp manipulating paralyzed spider

    Spider Wasps

    About 300 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a spothanded crayfish viewed through creekwater.

    Spothanded Crayfish

    Faxonius punctimanus (formerly Orconectes punctimanus)
    Photo of a St. Francis River crayfish.

    St. Francis River Crayfish

    Faxonius quadruncus (formerly Orconectes quadruncus)
    image of a Thread-Waisted Wasp

    Thread-Waisted Wasps

    Ammophila species
    Image of a red velvet ant

    Velvet Ants

    Numerous species in Missouri
    Photo of a vernal crayfish.

    Vernal Crayfish

    Procambarus viaeviridus
    Photo of a northern, also called virile, crayfish.

    Virile Crayfish (Northern Crayfish)

    Faxonius virilis (formerly Oronectes virilis)
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    Wheel Bug

    Arilus cristatus
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    Venomous

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