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    Amanitas

    Amanita spp. (about 600 species, worldwide)
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    Poisonous

    Jagged ambush bug on a plant stem

    Ambush Bugs

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

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    American Eel

    Anguilla rostrata
    several yellow aphids on plant

    Aphids

    More than 1,300 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Arkansas Brokenray

    Lampsilis reeveiana
    Asian longhorned beetle male, specimen

    Asian Longhorned Beetle

    Anoplophora glabripennis
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    Invasive

    banded or white backed garden spider in web

    Banded Garden Spider

    Argiope trifasciata
    Photo of bearded tooth, white round beardlike mushroom growing from tree trunk

    Bearded Tooth

    Hericium erinaceus
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    Edible

    Photo of a beautiful wood-nymph
    Photo of Berkeley's polypore, fresh, young specimen.

    Berkeley’s Polypore

    Bondarzewia berkeleyi
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    Edible

    Photo of black-staining polypore, a mushroom with tan, wavy, fan-shaped caps

    Black-Staining Polypore

    Meripilus sumstinei (formerly M. giganteus)
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    Edible

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    Blanding’s Turtle

    Emydoidea blandingii
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    Endangered

    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Butterfly

    Ellipsaria lineolata
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    Cabbage White

    Pieris rapae
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    Cellar Spiders

    Pholcus, Psilochorus, and others in the Pholcid family
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    Clouded Sulphur

    Colias philodice
    Photo of two comb tooth mushroom clusters growing on a fallen log.

    Comb Tooth

    Hericium coralloides (formerly H. ramosum)
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    Edible

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    Common Shiner

    Luxilus cornutus
    Photo of coral-pink merulius, pink bracket mushrooms growing on wood

    Coral-Pink Merulius

    Phlebia incarnata (formerly Merulius incarnatus)
    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
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    Crystal Darter

    Crystallaria asprella
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    Endangered

    Cypress minnow side view photo with black background

    Cypress Minnow

    Hybognathus hayi
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    Endangered

    Photo of a Harvestman, viewed from above

    Daddy Longlegs (Harvestmen)

    About 6,500 species have been named so far, worldwide.
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    Dainty Sulphur

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

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
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    Deertoe

    Truncilla truncata
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Top-view photo of three dryad's saddles, a tan bracket fungus, growing on wood

    Dryad’s Saddle

    Polyporus squamosus
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    Edible

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    Eastern Black Kingsnake

    Lampropeltis nigra
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    Eastern Cauliflower Mushroom

    Sparassis spathulata (S. herbstii)
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    Edible

    Photo of an Eight-Spotted Forester on a flower

    Eight-Spotted Forester

    Alypia octomaculata
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    Elktoe

    Alasmidonta marginata
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    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    Photo of a falcate orangetip nectaring on a spring beauty flower

    Falcate Orangetip

    Anthocharis midea
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    Fatmucket

    Lampsilis siliquoidea
    filmy dome spider

    Filmy Dome Spider

    Neriene radiata (formerly Prolinyphia marginata)
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    Flannel Moths

    Eleven species in North America north of Mexico
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    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
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    Fragile Papershell

    Leptodea fragilis
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    Photograph of cluster of mature gem-studded puffball mushrooms

    Gem-Studded Puffball

    Lycoperdon perlatum
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    Edible

    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
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    Giant Puffball

    Calvatia gigantea (Langermannia gigantea)
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    Edible

    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of several prosobranch pond snails crawling on a rock.

    Gilled Aquatic Snails (Prosobranch Pond Snails)

    Over 20 Missouri species in former subclass Prosobranchia
    Photo of a goldenrod crab spider, whitish individual, on native aster flower

    Goldenrod Crab Spider

    Misumena vatia
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    Grass Carp

    Ctenopharyngodon idella
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    Invasive

    Photo of grass spider poised in funnel of her web

    Grass Spiders

    Agelenopsis spp.

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