Image of a differential grasshopper.

    Differential Grasshopper

    Melanoplus differentialis
    Photo of dittany flowers

    Dittany

    Cunila origanoides
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    rough-leaved dogwood

    Dogwoods

    Cornus spp.
    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
    Illustration of dwarf chestnut oak leaf.

    Dwarf Chestnut Oak

    Quercus prinoides
    Photo of early buttercup plant with flower
    Image of an eastern chipmunk

    Eastern Chipmunk

    Tamias striatus
    Photo of eastern gama grass flowering plant

    Eastern Gama Grass

    Tripsacum dactyloides
    Photo of an eastern kingbird perched on a branch.

    Eastern Kingbird

    Tyrannus tyrannus
    eastern mole

    Eastern Mole

    Scalopus aquaticus
    Illustration of eastern red cedar stem, leaves, and fruits.

    Eastern Red Cedar

    Juniperus virginiana
    Image of a spotted skunk

    Eastern Spotted Skunk

    Spilogale putorius
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    Photo of an Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Cupido comyntas
    image of an Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth

    Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth

    Malacosoma americana
    Photo of an eastern tiger swallowtail resting with wings spread open
    Photo of an Eight-Spotted Forester on a flower

    Eight-Spotted Forester

    Alypia octomaculata
    Photo of a bull elk lifting its head and bugling

    Elk

    Cervus elaphus (also called C. canadensis)
    Photograph of a European Starling

    European Starling

    Sturnus vulgaris
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Adult fall webworm moth resting on a leaf

    Fall Webworm Moth

    Hyphantria cunea
    Photo of false dragonhead plant with flowers

    False Dragonhead (Obedient Plant)

    Physostegia virginiana
    Photo of false garlic flowers

    False Garlic

    Nothoscordum bivalve
    image of a Feather-Legged Fly

    Feather-Legged Flies

    Trichopoda spp.
    Photo of a featherlegged orbweaver and egg case on a leaf

    Featherlegged Orbweaver

    Uloborus glomosus
    Image of a feral hog

    Feral Hog

    Sus scrofa
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of an adult female field cricket

    Field Crickets (House Crickets)

    Gryllus spp., Acheta domesticus, and relatives
    image of Firefly crawling on a leaf

    Fireflies (Lightning Bugs)

    Approx. 175 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Flower Fly on a flower

    Flower Flies (Syrphids)

    Nearly 900 species in North America
    Photo of flowering spurge flowers

    Flowering Spurge

    Euphorbia corollata
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
    Image of a fox sparrow

    Fox Sparrow

    Passerella iliaca
    Photo of foxglove beardtongue flowers

    Foxglove Beardtongue

    Penstemon digitalis
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    French Grass

    Orbexilum onobrychis (formerly Psoralea onobrychis)
    Photo of a furrow orbweaver hanging head down with a green background

    Furrow Orbweavers

    Larinioides spp.
    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
    Photo of a giant ragweed plant.

    Giant Ragweed

    Ambrosia trifida
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Giant Swallowtail, Wings Spread

    Giant Swallowtail

    Papilio cresphontes
    Photo of goat's rue showing flower cluster

    Goat’s Rue (Hoary Pea)

    Tephrosia virginiana
    Photo of two golden aster flowerheads plus a few leaves.

    Golden Aster (Camphorweed)

    Heterotheca camporum (syn. Chrysopsis villosa var. camporum)
    Photo of tall goldenrod plant with flowers

    Goldenrods

    Solidago spp. (23 species in Missouri)
    image of a Grapeleaf Skeletonizer

    Grapeleaf Skeletonizer

    Harrisina americana
    Photo of several big bluestem seed heads against a blue sky.

    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
    Gray comma perched on a flower, winged closed

    Gray Comma

    Polygonia progne
    Collared, grayish-tan wolf in open field

    Gray Wolf

    Canis lupus
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    Endangered

    Photo of several grayhead prairie coneflowers with sky in background

    Gray-Headed Coneflower

    Ratibida pinnata
    Photo of a great black wasp on a bindweed flower

    Great Black Wasp

    Sphex pensylvanicus
    Photo of a great horned owl on a tree branch

    Great Horned Owl

    Bubo virginianus

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