Jagged ambush bug on a plant stem

    Ambush Bugs

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

    several yellow aphids on plant

    Aphids

    More than 1,300 species in North America north of Mexico
    magnified chigger

    Chiggers

    Trombicula alfreddugesi and other Trombicula spp. (syn. Eutrombicula)
    Photo of an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    Dogbane beetle resting on a window

    Dogbane Beetle

    Chrysochus auratus
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Green Crab Spider

    Misumessus oblongus (formerly Misumenops oblonga)
    Common true katydid female on a leaf

    Katydids

    About 250 species in North America north of Mexico
    Seven-spotted lady beetle on a flower

    Lady Beetles (Ladybird Beetles; Ladybugs)

    Nearly 500 species in North America north of Mexico

    Land Snails and Slugs

    Approx. 150 species of land snails and slugs in Missouri
    image of a Leafhopper on leaf

    Leafhoppers

    More than 3,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Ninebark calligraphy beetle on cluster of ninebark flower buds

    Ninebark Calligraphy Beetle

    Calligrapha spiraea
    Photo of a northern crab spider

    Northern Crab Spider

    Mecaphesa asperata
    Acanaloniid planthopper, green, viewed from side

    Planthoppers

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a swift crab spider, female, from above.

    Swift Crab Spider

    Mecaphesa celer (formerly Misumenops celer)
    V-marked lady beetle crawling on a flower

    V-Marked Lady Beetle

    Neoharmonia venusta
    Cryptorhynchus weevil viewed from side

    Weevils (Snout Beetles; Bark Beetles)

    About 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Xystodesmid Millipede crawling on a forest floor

    Xystodesmid Millipedes

    8 tribes, with about 23 genera, in North America north of Mexico

See Also

Photo of a Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

Cisseps fulvicollis
image of Plume Moth on blade of grass

Plume Moths

Nearly 150 species in North America north of Mexico