brokenray

    Arkansas Brokenray

    Lampsilis reeveiana
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Common buckeye butterfly nectaring on a flower, wings spread

    Common Buckeye

    Junonia coenia
    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
    fragile papershell

    Fragile Papershell

    Leptodea fragilis
    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
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a male Io Moth

    Io Moth

    Automeris io
    image of a Leafhopper on leaf

    Leafhoppers

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

    Lilliput

    Toxolasma parvus
    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Citrus flatid planthopper on twig

    Planthoppers

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    A white-lined sphinx moth sips nectar from a purple locoweed flower

    Sphinx Moths (Hawk Moths)

    More than 50 species in Missouri

    Tiger and Lichen Moths

    Subfamily Arctiinae (formerly a family)
    Photo of violet-gray bolete, purplish capped mushroom with pores beneath cap

    Violet-Gray Bolete

    Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus