Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red

    Amanitas

    Amanita spp. (about 600 species, worldwide)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a spotted fishing spider perched on the water's surface amid floating duckweed plants

    Aquatic Spiders

    Dolomedes spp., Tetragnatha spp., and others
    banded or white backed garden spider in web

    Banded Garden Spider

    Argiope trifasciata
    Image of a bighead carp

    Bighead Carp

    Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
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    Invasive

    Image of a bigmouth buffalo

    Bigmouth Buffalo

    Ictiobus cyprinellus
    Illustration of a male black crappie in spawning coloration.

    Black Crappie

    Pomoxis nigromaculatus
    bleeding shiner

    Bleeding Shiner

    Luxilus zonatus
    Image of blue catfish

    Blue Catfish

    Ictalurus furcatus
    Bronze copper butterfly perched on a grass blade, wings closed

    Bronze Copper

    Lycaena hyllus (syn. Hyllolycaena hyllus; Lycaena thoe)
    Image of a brook silverside

    Brook Silverside

    Labidesthes sicculus
    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
    Common Shiner

    Common Shiner

    Luxilus cornutus
    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
    Image of a creek chub

    Creek Chub

    Semotilus atromaculatus
    Color illustration of Crystal Darter

    Crystal Darter

    Crystallaria asprella
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    Endangered

    Color illustration of Cypress Minnow

    Cypress Minnow

    Hybognathus hayi
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    Endangered

    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
    Photo of an Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Cupido comyntas
    Image of a fathead minnow

    Fathead Minnow

    Pimephales promelas
    Color illustration of Flathead Chub

    Flathead Chub

    Platygobio gracilis
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    Endangered

    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
    Image of a freshwater drum fish

    Freshwater Drum

    Aplodinotus grunniens
    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
    giant floater

    Giant Floater

    Pygandon grandis
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Gizzard Shad

    Gizzard Shad

    Dorosoma cepedianum
    Image of a golden shiner

    Golden Shiner

    Notemigonus crysoleucas
    Image of grass carp

    Grass Carp

    Ctenopharyngodon idella
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    Invasive

    Photo of a gray copper butterfly nectaring on butterfly weed flowers

    Gray Copper (Great Copper)

    Lycaena dione (formerly Gaeides xanthoides dione)
    Photo of a Gray Hairstreak

    Gray Hairstreak

    Strymon melinus
    Great Spangled Fritillary, Wings Spread, nectaring on milkweed flowers
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Hummingbird clearwing taking nectar from a flower

    Hummingbird Clearwing

    Hemaris thysbe
    Image of hybrid striped bass or "wiper"

    Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

    Morone chrysops x M. saxatilis
    Lace bugs on a leaf

    Lace Bugs

    About 165 species in North American north of Mexico
    Illustration of a largemouth bass

    Largemouth Bass

    Micropterous salmoides
    Swamp milkweed leaf beetle on a leaf it has chewed on.

    Leaf Beetles

    About 2,000 species in North America
    photo of a leafcutter bee

    Leafcutter Bees

    Species in the genus Megachile.
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    A black salamander with dark silver bands on its tail walks on a concrete pad.

    Marbled Salamander

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

    Moths

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

    Muskellunge

    Esox masquinongy
    image of a Dagger Moth

    Noctuid Moths

    More than 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a northern hogsucker

    Northern Hogsucker

    Hypentelium nigricans

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