Jagged ambush bug on a plant stem

    Ambush Bugs

    Phymata spp. and others in subfamily Phymatinae (ambush bugs)
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    Venomous

    American eel side view photo with black background

    American Eel

    Anguilla rostrata
    several yellow aphids on plant

    Aphids

    More than 1,300 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a spotted fishing spider perched on the water's surface amid floating duckweed plants

    Aquatic Spiders

    Dolomedes spp., Tetragnatha spp., and others
    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 backswimmer, side view

    Backswimmers

    About 32 North American species in the family Notonectidae
    Brown trout female side view photo with black background

    Brown Trout

    Salmo trutta
    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
    Photo of a central newt adult on a plastic aquarium plant.

    Central Newt

    Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis
    Chain pickerel side view photo with black background

    Chain Pickerel

    Esox niger
    Chestnut lamprey side view photo with black background

    Chestnut Lamprey

    Ichthyomyzon castaneus
    Common carp side view photo with black background

    Common Carp

    Cyprinus carpio
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    Invasive

    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 crane fly larva

    Crane Fly Larvae

    There are over 500 species of crane flies in North America.
    Crystal darter side view photo with black background

    Crystal Darter

    Crystallaria asprella
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    Endangered

    Photo of an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    Image of a differential grasshopper.

    Differential Grasshopper

    Melanoplus differentialis
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Eastern gartersnake

    Eastern Gartersnake

    Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
    Photo of an eastern hog-nosed snake.

    Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake

    Heterodon platirhinos
    Image of an eastern river cooter (turtle)

    Eastern River Cooter

    Pseudemys concinna concinna
    Photo of an eastern tiger salamander with yellow spots.

    Eastern Tiger Salamander

    Ambystoma tigrinum
    Image of a false map turtle

    False Map Turtle

    Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica
    Fathead minnow side view photo with black background

    Fathead Minnow

    Pimephales promelas
    Flathead catfish side view photo with black background

    Flathead Catfish

    Pylodictis olivaris
    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
    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
    Golden redhorse side view photo with black background

    Golden Redhorse

    Moxostoma erythrurum
    Grass carp side view photo with black background

    Grass Carp

    Ctenopharyngodon idella
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    Invasive

    Grass pickerel side view photo with black background

    Grass Pickerel

    Esox americanus
    Green June beetle on goldenrod

    Green June Beetle

    Cotinis nitida
    Greenside darter female, side view photo with black background

    Greenside Darter

    Etheostoma blennioides
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Harlequin darter side view photo with black background

    Harlequin Darter

    Etheostoma histrio
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    Endangered

    Hornyhead chub female, side view photo with black background

    Hornyhead Chub

    Nocomis biguttatus
    Hummingbird clearwing taking nectar from a flower

    Hummingbird Clearwing

    Hemaris thysbe
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    Hydras

    Various species in the genus Hydra
    Lake sturgeon side view photo with black background

    Lake Sturgeon

    Acipenser fulvescens
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    Endangered

    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
    Logperch side view photo with black background

    Logperch

    Percina caprodes
    Photo of a long-tailed salamander on a rotten log.

    Long-Tailed Salamander

    Eurycea longicauda longicauda
    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 longjawed orbweaver walking on a plant stalk

    Longjawed Orbweavers

    Tetragnatha spp.
    Photo of a longpincered crayfish.

    Longpincered Crayfish

    Faxonius longidigitus (formerly Orconectes longidigitus)
    Image of a Mississippi green watersnake

    Mississippi Green Watersnake

    Nerodia cyclopion
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    Endangered

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

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico

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