image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America
    Lace bugs on a leaf

    Lace Bugs

    About 165 species in North American 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
    Swamp milkweed leaf beetle on a leaf it has chewed on.

    Leaf Beetles

    About 2,000 species in North America
    Leaf-footed bug on a leaf

    Leaf-Footed Bugs

    Nearly 90 species in North America north of Mexico
    photo of a leafcutter bee

    Leafcutter Bees

    Species in the genus Megachile.
    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
    Photo of a longjawed orbweaver walking on a plant stalk

    Longjawed Orbweavers

    Tetragnatha spp.
    Photo of a magdalen underwing moth

    Magdalen Underwing

    Catocala illecta
    image of a Midge

    Midges

    Nearly 1,100 species in North America
    image of Narceus Millipede crawling across gravel

    Millipedes

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Morning-Glory Prominent moth

    Morning-Glory Prominent

    Schizura ipomoeae
    image of Mosquito

    Mosquitoes

    There are about 50 species of mosquitoes in our state.
    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a mourning cloak butterfly perched on a strand of barbed wire.

    Mourning Cloak

    Nymphalis antiopa
    image of a Nessus Sphinx

    Nessus Sphinx

    Amphion floridensis
    image of a Dagger Moth

    Noctuid Moths

    More than 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Northern Cloudywing

    Northern Cloudywing

    Thorybes pylades
    Photo of a nursery web spider on a plant

    Nursery Web Spiders

    Pisaurina spp.
    Photo of an Orange Wing moth

    Orange Wing

    Mellilla xanthometata
    image of a Four-Spotted Owlfly

    Owlflies

    There are 8 species in North America
    Photo of a Painted Lichen Moth

    Painted Lichen Moth

    Hypoprepia fucosa
    Photo of a picture-winged fly

    Picture-Winged Flies

    About 130 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a sowbug (left) and pillbug (right).

    Pillbugs and Sowbugs (Land Isopods)

    Land-dwelling members of the crustacean order Isopoda
    Citrus flatid planthopper on twig

    Planthoppers

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Plume Moth on blade of grass

    Plume Moths

    Nearly 150 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Polyphemus Moth

    Polyphemus Moth

    Antheraea polyphemus
    image of a White-Headed Prominent moth

    Prominent Moths

    About 50 species recorded from Missouri
    Image of a deceased pseudoscorpion on a US dime

    Pseudoscorpions

    Various species in the order Pseudoscorpionida
    image of a Yellow-Fringed Dolichomia Moth

    Pyralid Moths

    More than 680 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a red-banded hairstreak

    Red-Banded Hairstreak

    Calycopis cecrops
    Photo of a regal fritillary, perched on a flower, wings folded

    Regal Fritillary

    Speyeria idalia
    image of Robber Fly

    Robber Flies

    More than 1,000 species in North America
    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.
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Short-Horned Grasshoppers

    About 620 species in North America
    Photo of a silvery checkerspot, Wings Folded

    Silvery Checkerspot

    Chlosyne nycteis
    Photo of an unidentified grass skipper

    Skippers

    About 275 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a monkey slug caterpillar on an oak leaf

    Slug Caterpillar Moths

    More than 20 species in Missouri
    A white-lined sphinx moth sips nectar from a purple locoweed flower

    Sphinx Moths (Hawk Moths)

    More than 50 species in Missouri
    image of a Spittlebug and nest on plant stem

    Spittlebugs and Froghoppers

    About 60 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a spotted orbweaver or barn spider, Neoscona crucifera, with black background

    Spotted Orbweavers

    Neoscona spp.
    Elongate-bodied springtail on a brown leaf

    Springtails

    More than 8,000 species globally
    Squash bug on sand

    Squash Bugs

    Anasa tristis and other Anasa spp.
    Green stink bug on a leaf

    Stink Bugs

    In North America, more than 200 species in 64 genera.
    Photo of a Summer Azure

    Summer Azure

    Celastrina neglecta

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