brokenray

    Arkansas Brokenray

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

    Arkansas Darter

    Etheostoma cragini
    Photo of two ash tree boletes, tan pored mushrooms, one overturned showing pores

    Ash Tree Bolete

    Boletinellus merulioides
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    Edible

    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.
    Illustration of a male bluegill

    Bluegill

    Lepomis macrochirus
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    channel catfish

    Channel Catfish

    Ictalurus punctatus
    Photo of a coldwater crayfish.

    Coldwater Crayfish

    Faxonius eupunctus (formerly Orconectes eupunctus)
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    Endangered

    Common Shiner

    Common Shiner

    Luxilus cornutus
    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
    Image of a duskystripe shiner

    Duskystripe Shiner

    Luxilus pilsbryi
    Image of an eastern collared lizard

    Eastern Collared Lizard

    Crotaphytus collaris
    elktoe

    Elktoe

    Alasmidonta marginata
    ellipse

    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    fatmucket

    Fatmucket

    Lampsilis siliquoidea
    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
    Image of green sunfish

    Green Sunfish

    Lepomis cyanellus
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of hybrid striped bass or "wiper"

    Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

    Morone chrysops x M. saxatilis
    Photo of indigo milky, bluish gilled mushroom, with cuts bleeding blue sap

    Indigo Milky

    Lactarius indigo
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    Edible

    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
    lilliput

    Lilliput

    Toxolasma parvus
    Illustration of a male longear sunfish

    Longear Sunfish

    Lepomis megalotis
    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Illustration of a Niangua darter

    Niangua Darter

    Etheostoma nianguae
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    Endangered

    Illustration of a northern pike

    Northern Pike

    Esox lucius
    Illustration of an orangethroat darter

    Orangethroat Darter

    Etheostoma spectabile
    Photo of an orchard orbweaver with a black background

    Orchard Orbweaver

    Leucauge venusta
    Photo of a painted devil crayfish standing on a sandy substrate

    Painted Devil Crayfish

    Lacunicambarus ludovicianus
    paper pondshell

    Paper Pondshell (Paper Floater)

    Utterbackia imbecillis
    Citrus flatid planthopper on twig

    Planthoppers

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a six-lined racerunner lizard

    Six-Lined Racerunner

    Aspidoscelis sexlineatus
    A white-lined sphinx moth sips nectar from a purple locoweed flower

    Sphinx Moths (Hawk Moths)

    More than 50 species in Missouri
    Photo of a Spicebush Swallowtail, Male, Wings Spread

    Spicebush Swallowtail

    Pterourus troilus
    Elongate-bodied springtail on a brown leaf

    Springtails

    More than 8,000 species globally
    image of Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle crawling on dead leaves

    Tiger Beetles

    Subfamily Cicindelinae (about 100 species in North America)
    Photo of big cluster of turkey tails, bracket fungus with concentric color rings

    Turkey Tail

    Trametes versicolor
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    Edible

    Photo of a northern, also called virile, crayfish.

    Virile Crayfish (Northern Crayfish)

    Faxonius virilis (formerly Oronectes virilis)
    Photo of a water nymph crayfish, side view of specimen carefully arranged against black background

    Water Nymph Crayfish

    Faxonius nais (formerly Orconectes nais)
    white heelsplitter

    White Heelsplitter

    Lasmigona complanata