Image of Tomentose Burying Beetle crawling on the ground

    Carrion Beetles (Burying Beetles)

    Nicrophorus, Necrophila, Necrodes, and other Silphid genera
    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

    image of Cicada Killer on Goldenrod

    Cicada Killer Wasp

    Sphecius speciosus
    Photo of clasping Venus' looking glass, a blue wildflower

    Clasping Venus’ Looking Glass

    Triodanis perfoliata (formerly Specularia perfoliata)
    Photo of eyed click beetle on bark

    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
    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
    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
    image of Crane Fly clinging to a twig

    Crane Flies

    There are over 500 species of crane flies in North America.
    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
    Image of a differential grasshopper.

    Differential Grasshopper

    Melanoplus differentialis
    rough-leaved dogwood

    Dogwoods

    Cornus spp.
    Photo of male downy woodpecker clinging to suet feeder

    Downy Woodpecker

    Picoides pubescens
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    image of Dung Beetle rolling a dung ball

    Dung Beetles (Tumblebugs)

    Subfamilies Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae
    Photo of a female and male European earwig on a dead leaf.

    Earwigs

    Forficula auricularia, Euborellia anulipes, and others.
    Image of an eastern chipmunk

    Eastern Chipmunk

    Tamias striatus
    Photo of an eastern comma butterfly, wings spread, showing dorsal side of wings

    Eastern Comma

    Polygonia comma
    Image of a gray squirrel

    Eastern Gray Squirrel and Eastern Fox Squirrel

    Sciurus carolinensis and Sciurus niger
    Photo of an eastern kingbird perched on a branch.

    Eastern Kingbird

    Tyrannus tyrannus
    eastern mole

    Eastern Mole

    Scalopus aquaticus
    Photo of an eastern phoebe perched on a small branch.

    Eastern Phoebe

    Sayornis phoebe
    Illustration of eastern red cedar stem, leaves, and fruits.

    Eastern Red Cedar

    Juniperus virginiana
    Photo of an Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Cupido comyntas

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