Admirable Grasshopper on grass stem

    Admirable Grasshopper

    Syrbula admirabilis
    Photo of an American burying beetle

    American Burying Beetle

    Nicrophorus americanus
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    Endangered

    image of Assassin Bug crawling on a leaf

    Assassin Bugs

    Nearly 200 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Venomous

    banded or white backed garden spider in web

    Banded Garden Spider

    Argiope trifasciata
    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    Image of black-legged meadow katydid

    Black-Legged Meadow Katydid

    Orchelimum nigripes
    Closeup of brown recluse spider on floor.

    Brown Recluse (Violin Spider)

    Loxosceles reclusa
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    Venomous

    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    Image of Tomentose Burying Beetle crawling on the ground

    Carrion Beetles (Burying Beetles)

    Nicrophorus, Necrophila, Necrodes, and other Silphid genera
    Image of Chinese mantis.

    Chinese Mantis

    Tenodera aridifolia
    Photo of eyed click beetle on bark

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    image of Crane Fly clinging to a twig

    Crane Flies

    There are over 500 species of crane flies in North America.
    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
    Image of a giant red-headed centipede.

    Giant Red-Headed Centipede

    Scolopendra heros
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    Venomous

    Photo of a great black wasp on a bindweed flower

    Great Black Wasp

    Sphex pensylvanicus
    Image of a great golden digger wasp.

    Great Golden Digger Wasp

    Sphex ichneumoneus
    Green June beetle on goldenrod

    Green June Beetle

    Cotinis nitida
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Pigeon Tremex Horntail

    Horntails

    About 28 species in North America
    image of Horse Fly on tree trunk

    Horse and Deer Flies

    Tabanus, Chrysops, and related genera
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America

    Land Snails and Slugs

    Approx. 150 species of land snails and slugs in Missouri
    Leaf-footed bug on a leaf

    Leaf-Footed Bugs

    Nearly 90 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Leafhopper on leaf

    Leafhoppers

    More than 3,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Narceus Millipede crawling across gravel

    Millipedes

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Black-and-Yellow Mud Dauber

    Mud Daubers

    Three genera: Sceliphron, Trypoxylon, and Chalybion
    image of a Mydas Fly

    Mydas Flies

    About 80 species in North America
    image of a Four-Spotted Owlfly

    Owlflies

    There are 8 species in North America
    image of Paper Wasp on flowers

    Paper Wasps

    Species in the genus Polistes
    Photo of a periodical cicada shown from the side.

    Periodical Cicadas

    Magicicada spp.
    image of Robber Fly

    Robber Flies

    More than 1,000 species in North America
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico.
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Short-Horned Grasshoppers

    About 620 species in North America
    A reddish centipede crawls over a rock

    Soil Centipedes

    There are many species of soil centipedes in our state.
    Glossy black spider wasp manipulating paralyzed spider

    Spider Wasps

    About 300 species in North America north of Mexico
    striped bark scorpion

    Striped Bark Scorpion

    Centruroides vittatus
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    Venomous

    image of a Thread-Waisted Wasp

    Thread-Waisted Wasps

    Ammophila species
    image of Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle crawling on dead leaves

    Tiger Beetles

    Subfamily Cicindelinae (about 100 species in North America)
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    Velvet Ants

    Numerous species in Missouri
    image of a Wheel Bug, Side View

    Wheel Bug

    Arilus cristatus
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    Venomous

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