Photo of eastern cauliflower mushroom, tan and white cauliflower-like mushroom

    Eastern Cauliflower Mushroom

    Sparassis spathulata (S. herbstii)
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    Edible

    eastern coachwhip

    Eastern Coachwhip

    Coluber flagellum flagellum
    Image of an eastern collared lizard

    Eastern Collared Lizard

    Crotaphytus collaris
    Image of an osage copperhead

    Eastern Copperhead

    Agkistrodon contortrix
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    Venomous

    Photo of eastern dobsonfly

    Eastern Dobsonfly

    Corydalus cornutus
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    Eastern Foxsnake

    Pantherophis vulpinus
    Photo of an eastern hog-nosed snake.

    Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake

    Heterodon platirhinos
    Image of an eastern narrow-mouthed toad

    Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad

    Gastrophryne carolinensis
    Image of an eastern spadefoot

    Eastern Spadefoot

    Scaphiopus holbrookii
    Eastern Spiny Softshell

    Eastern Spiny Softshell

    Apalone spinifera spinifera
    image of an Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth

    Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth

    Malacosoma americana
    Photo of an eastern yellow-bellied racer.

    Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer

    Coluber constrictor flaviventris
    Photograph of Ebonyshell freshwater mussel shell exterior view

    Ebonyshell

    Fusconaia ebena
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    Endangered

    Photo of an elegant stinkhorn mushroom, a pink column covered with brown slime

    Elegant Stinkhorn

    Mutinus elegans
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    Edible

    ellipse

    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    Photo of many tan fairy ring mushrooms, some uprooted, growing in grass

    Fairy Ring Mushroom

    Marasmius oreades
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    Edible

    Image of a false morel

    False Morels

    Gyromitra spp. (false morels); Helvella spp. (elfin saddles)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of false turkey tail bracket fungus closeup, one showing smooth underside

    False Turkey Tail

    Stereum ostrea
    Image of a fathead minnow

    Fathead Minnow

    Pimephales promelas
    fatmucket

    Fatmucket

    Lampsilis siliquoidea
    Photo of a fawn mushroom, which is a brownish gray, gilled, capped mushroom

    Fawn Mushroom

    Pluteus atricapillus (formerly P. cervinus)
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    Edible

    Photo of a featherlegged orbweaver and egg case on a leaf

    Featherlegged Orbweaver

    Uloborus glomosus
    Photo of an adult female field cricket

    Field Crickets (House Crickets)

    Gryllus spp., Acheta domesticus, and relatives
    image of a Fiery Skipper, Wings Spread

    Fiery Skipper

    Hylephila phyleus
    image of a Summer Fishfly

    Fishflies

    Chauliodes, Neohermes, and Nigronia spp. (in eastern US)
    Photo of a fishfly larva crawling among rocks in an aquarium.

    Fishfly Larvae

    Chauliodes, Neohermes, and Nigronia spp. (in eastern US)
    Image of a five-lined skink

    Five-Lined Skink

    Plestiodon fasciatus
    image of a Black-Waved Flannel Moth resting on a leaf

    Flannel Moths

    Eleven species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a flat-headed snake held in someone’s hands

    Flat-Headed Snake

    Tantilla gracilis
    Illustration of an adult flathead catfish

    Flathead Catfish

    Pylodictis olivaris
    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
    Photo of a four-toed salamander on a mossy rock.

    Four-Toed Salamander

    Hemidactylium scutatum
    Image of fowler's toad

    Fowler’s Toad

    Anaxyrus fowleri
    fragile papershell

    Fragile Papershell

    Leptodea fragilis
    Photo of a freckled crayfish.

    Freckled Crayfish

    Cambarus maculatus
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    Photo of a furrow orbweaver hanging head down with a green background

    Furrow Orbweavers

    Larinioides spp.
    Photo of gabled false morel, a floppy, orange club fungus

    Gabled False Morel

    Gyromitra brunnea
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    Poisonous

    Photograph of cluster of mature gem-studded puffball mushrooms

    Gem-Studded Puffball

    Lycoperdon perlatum
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    Edible

    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
    giant floater

    Giant Floater

    Pygandon grandis
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a giant water bug

    Giant Water Bugs

    Species in the genera Abedus, Belostoma, and Lethocerus
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    Venomous

    Photo of several prosobranch pond snails crawling on a rock.

    Gilled Aquatic Snails (Prosobranch Pond Snails)

    Over 20 Missouri species in former subclass Prosobranchia
    Goatweed leafwing perched on a tree trunk with wings closed

    Goatweed Leafwing

    Anaea andria
    Photo of a golden crayfish viewed through the surface of creek water.

    Golden Crayfish

    Faxonius luteus (formerly Orconectes luteus)
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    Goldstripe Darter

    Etheostoma parvipinne
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    Endangered

    Image of graham's crayfish snake
    Image of grass carp

    Grass Carp

    Ctenopharyngodon idella
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    Invasive

    Photo of grass spider poised in funnel of her web

    Grass Spiders

    Agelenopsis spp.

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