Photo of male brown-headed cowbird

    Brown-Headed Cowbird

    Molothrus ater
    Illustration of buckbrush leaves, flowers, fruits

    Buckbrush (Coralberry)

    Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    Illustration of bush honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Bush Honeysuckles

    Lonicera maackii (Amur) and Lonicera x bella (bella)
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Cabbage White

    Cabbage White

    Pieris rapae
    Callery Pear

    Callery Pear (Bradford Pear)

    Pyrus calleryana
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of cardinal flower plants in flower

    Cardinal Flower

    Lobelia cardinalis
    Illustration of Carolina moonseed leaves, flowers, fruits

    Carolina Moonseed

    Cocculus carolinus
    Poisonous Icon

    Poisonous

    Photo of a Carolina wren perched near a bird feeder.

    Carolina Wren

    Thryothorus ludovicianus
    Image of Tomentose Burying Beetle crawling on the ground

    Carrion Beetles (Burying Beetles)

    Nicrophorus, Necrophila, Necrodes, and others
    Image of a Cecropia moth.

    Cecropia Moth

    Hyalophora cecropia
    Photo of a Celery Looper taking nectar from a flower

    Celery Looper

    Anagrapha falcifera
    Photo of a Chickweed Geometer

    Chickweed Geometer

    Haematopis grataria
    magnified chigger

    Chiggers

    Trombicula alfreddugesi and other Trombicula spp. (syn. Eutrombicula)
    Photo of Chinese yam showing leaves and bulbils

    Chinese Yam

    Dioscorea oppositifolia (sometimes called D. batatas)
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Citrus flatid planthopper on twig

    Citrus Flatid Planthopper

    Metcalfa pruinosa
    Photo of clasping Venus' looking glass, a blue wildflower

    Clasping Venus’ Looking Glass

    Triodanis perfoliata (formerly Specularia perfoliata)
    Click beetle resting on a brick wall

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    Photo of climbing false buckwheat vines, leaves, and flowers.

    Climbing False Buckwheat (Crested Buckwheat)

    Fallopia scandens (formerly Polygonum scandens)
    image of a Clouded Sulphur on a wildflower

    Clouded Sulphur

    Colias philodice
    Photo of tall thoroughwort plant with flowers

    Common Boneset (Thoroughwort)

    Eupatorium perfoliatum
    Common buckeye butterfly nectaring on a flower, wings spread

    Common Buckeye

    Junonia coenia
    Photo of common cinquefoil plants with flowers

    Common Cinquefoil

    Potentilla simplex
    Illustration of common elderberry leaves, flowers, fruits

    Common Elderberry

    Sambucus canadensis
    Photograph of a Common Grackle

    Common Grackle

    Quiscalus quiscula
    Photo of common ground cherry flower

    Common Ground Cherry

    Physalis longifolia
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    Photo of common milkweed flower cluster

    Common Milkweed

    Asclepias syriaca
    Illustration of common prickly ash leaves, flowers, fruits

    Common Prickly Ash

    Zanthoxylum americanum
    Photo of a female scorpionfly perched on a leaf.
    Photo of common sunflower

    Common Sunflower

    Helianthus annuus
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    image of a Common True Katydid

    Common True Katydid

    Pterophylla camellifolia
    Photo of common water hemlock or spotted cowbane flowers

    Common Water Hemlock

    Cicuta maculata
    Poisonous Icon

    Poisonous

    Photo of a common wood-nymph butterfly

    Common Wood Nymph

    Cercyonis pegala
    Convergent lady beetle crawling on a leaf

    Convergent Lady Beetle

    Hippodamia convergens
    large gray and white bird perching on a black branch

    Cooper's Hawk

    Accipiter cooperii
    Photo of copper iris plants with flowers

    Copper Iris

    Iris fulva
    Coral hairstreak butterfly on butterfly weed flowers

    Coral Hairstreak

    Satyrium titus (syn. Harkenclenus titus)
    Illustration of cottonwood leaves and fruits.

    Cottonwood

    Populus deltoides
    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
    Photo of a Harvestman, viewed from above

    Daddy Longlegs (Harvestmen)

    About 6,500 species have been named so far, worldwide.
    Photo of an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    Photo of a dark fishing spider standing on a rubber tire.

    Dark Fishing Spider

    Dolomedes tenebrosus
    Image of a dark-eyed junco

    Dark-Eyed Junco

    Junco hyemalis
    Photo of a dull colored spittlebug adult on a twig

    Diamondback Spittlebug

    Lepyronia quadrangularis
    Image of a differential grasshopper.

    Differential Grasshopper

    Melanoplus differentialis
    Rope dodder stems

    Dodders

    Cuscuta spp.
    Dogbane beetle resting on a window

    Dogbane Beetle

    Chrysochus auratus

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