Photo of dittany flowers

    Dittany

    Cunila origanoides
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    Edible

    rough-leaved dogwood

    Dogwoods

    Cornus spp.
    Illustration of downy serviceberry leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Downy Serviceberry

    Amelanchier arborea
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    Edible

    Photo of downy skullcap flower clusters

    Downy Skullcap

    Scutellaria incana
    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
    image of a boxelder bug

    Eastern Boxelder Bug

    Boisea trivittata
    Photo of an eastern comma butterfly, wings spread, showing dorsal side of wings

    Eastern Comma

    Polygonia comma
    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
    Photo of an eastern phoebe perched on a small branch.

    Eastern Phoebe

    Sayornis phoebe
    Photo of eastern prickly pear plant with flowers

    Eastern Prickly Pear

    Opuntia humifusa (formerly O. compressa)
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    Edible

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

    Eastern Red Cedar

    Juniperus virginiana
    Illustration of eastern redbud leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Eastern Redbud

    Cercis canadensis
    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 eastern towhee male, eating, three-quarter view.

    Eastern Towhee

    Pipilo erythrophthalmus
    Eastern Wood Pewee

    Eastern Wood-Pewee

    Contopus virens
    Photo of an ebony spleenwort plant growing among moss and fallen leaves

    Ebony Spleenwort

    Asplenium platyneuron
    Photo of an Eight-Spotted Forester on a flower

    Eight-Spotted Forester

    Alypia octomaculata
    Photograph of a European Starling

    European Starling

    Sturnus vulgaris
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    Invasive

    Photo of two bagworm bags on red cedar

    Evergreen Bagworm Moth

    Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
    Adult fall webworm moth resting on a leaf

    Fall Webworm Moth

    Hyphantria cunea
    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
    Photo of an adult female field cricket

    Field Crickets (House Crickets)

    Gryllus spp., Acheta domesticus, and relatives
    Photo of field milkwort flowerheads.

    Field Milkwort

    Polygala sanguinea
    Image of a field sparrow

    Field Sparrow

    Spizella pusilla
    filmy dome spider

    Filmy Dome Spider

    Neriene radiata (formerly Prolinyphia marginata)
    Photo of fire pink flowers

    Fire Pink

    Silene virginica
    image of a Black-Waved Flannel Moth resting on a leaf

    Flannel Moths

    Eleven species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of Florida lettuce flower closeup with syrphid fly

    Florida Lettuce (Woodland Lettuce)

    Lactuca floridana
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    Edible

    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.
    Illustration of fragrant sumac leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Fragrant Sumac

    Rhus aromatica
    Illustration of frost grape leaves, flowers, fruit

    Frost Grape

    Vitis vulpina
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    Edible

    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
    Image of a giant red-headed centipede.

    Giant Red-Headed Centipede

    Scolopendra heros
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    Venomous

    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 glade coneflower flowerhead showing yellow pollen

    Glade Coneflower

    Echinacea simulata
    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 a goldenrod crab spider, whitish individual, on native aster flower

    Goldenrod Crab Spider

    Misumena vatia
    Photo of tall goldenrod plant with flowers

    Goldenrods

    Solidago spp. (23 species in Missouri)
    Illustration of grape honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Grape Honeysuckle

    Lonicera reticulata (formerly L. prolifera)

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