Photo of an aquatic isopod in an aquarium, crawling on a rock.

    Aquatic Pillbugs and Sowbugs (Aquatic Isopods)

    Freshwater members of the crustacean order Isopoda
    Asian longhorned beetle male, specimen

    Asian Longhorned Beetle

    Anoplophora glabripennis
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    Invasive

    image of Bald-faced Hornet on Goldenrod

    Bald-Faced Hornet

    Dolichovespula maculata
    banded or white backed garden spider in web

    Banded Garden Spider

    Argiope trifasciata
    Photo of a bold jumping spider.

    Bold Jumper

    Phidippus audax
    Photo of a Caney Mountain cave crayfish out of water on a wet, red-coated cave rock.

    Caney Mountain Cave Crayfish

    Faxonius stygocaneyi (formerly Orconectes stygocaneyi)
    Photo of eyed click beetle on bark

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    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
    Photo of a freshwater jellyfish

    Freshwater Jellyfish

    Craspedacusta sowerbii (syn. C. sowerbyi)
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    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 grass spider poised in funnel of her web

    Grass Spiders

    Agelenopsis spp.
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a deer fly larva, probably in a petri dish, on a gray background.

    Horse and Deer Fly Larvae

    Tabanus, Chrysops, and related genera
    No photo available

    Hydras

    Various species in the genus Hydra
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America
    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
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    pink mucket

    Pink Mucket

    Lampsilis abrupta
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    Endangered

    image of Sand Wasp perched on sand

    Sand Wasps

    Numerous species and genera in Missouri
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico.
    Photo of amphipod on a rock

    Scuds and Sideswimmers (Amphipods)

    Species in the crustacean order Amphipoda
    Photo of a firebrat, a type of silverfish

    Silverfish (Firebrat)

    Lepisma saccharina, Thermobia domestica, and other species
    Snuffbox

    Snuffbox

    Epioblasma triquetra
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    Endangered

    Photo of a spotted fishing spider and several water springtails at the surface of shallow water

    Spotted Fishing Spider

    Dolomedes triton
    Photo of a tan jumping spider

    Tan Jumping Spider

    Platycriptus undatus
    image of Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle crawling on dead leaves

    Tiger Beetles

    Subfamily Cicindelinae (about 100 species in North America)
    Photo of a pink planarian on a rock.

    Turbellarians (Planarians; Free-Living Flatworms)

    Species in genera Dugesia, Planaria, etc.
    Image of a red velvet ant

    Velvet Ants

    Numerous species in Missouri
    Photo of a single water strider

    Water Striders

    Aquarius remigis; also species in the genus Gerris
    Photo of wolf spider with young

    Wolf Spiders

    Numerous species and genera in our state.
    Zebra Mussel

    Zebra Mussel

    Dreissena polymorpha
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    Invasive