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.
    Acrobat ants on a leaf

    Ants

    More than 700 species in North America
    image of Assassin Bug crawling on a leaf

    Assassin Bugs

    Nearly 200 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Venomous

    Black-legged meadow katydid female

    Black-Legged Meadow Katydid

    Orchelimum nigripes
    Photo of a meloe blister beetle, female, on ground

    Blister Beetles

    More than 400 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of greenbottle fly on carcass

    Blow Flies (Bottle Flies)

    About 84 species in North America.
    Photo of a bold jumping spider.

    Bold Jumper

    Phidippus audax
    Photo of a Cajun dwarf crayfish.

    Cajun Dwarf Crayfish

    Cambarellus puer
    Camel cricket (cave cricket)

    Camel Crickets (Cave Crickets)

    About 150 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of Tomentose Burying Beetle crawling on the ground

    Carrion Beetles (Burying Beetles)

    Nicrophorus, Necrophila, Necrodes, and others
    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 male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    ellipse

    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    Elm borer beetle resting on rocks in a flower planter

    Elm Borer

    Saperda tridentata
    metallic, emerald-green beetle on ash leaf

    Emerald Ash Borer

    Agrilus planipennis
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    Invasive

    Photo of male and female European wood wasps on pine stump

    European Wood Wasp (Sirex Woodwasp)

    Sirex noctilio
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    Invasive

    image of a Feather-Legged Fly

    Feather-Legged Flies

    Trichopoda spp.
    image of Firefly crawling on a leaf

    Fireflies (Lightning Bugs)

    Approx. 175 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Flower Fly on a flower

    Flower Flies (Syrphids)

    Nearly 900 species in North America
    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

    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
    A metallic green sweat bee gathering pollen on a yellow flowerhead

    Halictid Bees (Sweat Bees)

    More than 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America

    Land Snails and Slugs

    Approx. 150 species of land snails and slugs in Missouri
    Swamp milkweed leaf beetle on a leaf it has chewed on.

    Leaf Beetles

    About 2,000 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
    Locust borer on leaf

    Locust Borer

    Megacyllene robiniae
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Red-femured milkweed borer beetle on milkweed leaf

    Milkweed Longhorns

    Tetraopes spp.
    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

    Polistes spp.
    pink mucket

    Pink Mucket

    Lampsilis abrupta
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    Endangered

    Black and rust-colored wasp on a plant

    Poecilopompilus Spider Wasps

    Poecilopompilus algidus and P. interruptus
    Red and black spider wasp visiting snow-on-the-mountain flowers

    Psorthaspis Spider Wasps

    Psorthaspis spp.
    Photo of a male redlegged purseweb spider walking on limestone gravel

    Purseweb Spiders

    Sphodros spp.
    Photo of a ramshorn snail on a wet rock.

    Ramshorn Snails

    Gyraulus, Helisoma, Menetus, Micromenetus, Planorbula spp.
    Image of a red-legged grasshopper.

    Red-Legged Grasshopper

    Melanoplus femurrubrum
    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 Small Milkweed Bugs

    Seed Bugs

    About 80 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Short-Horned Grasshoppers

    About 620 species in North America

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