Photo of a Neosho midget crayfish.

    Neosho Midget Crayfish

    Faxonius macrus (formerly Orconectes macrus)
    Niangua darter female, side view photo with black background

    Niangua Darter

    Etheostoma nianguae
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    Endangered

    image of a Dagger Moth

    Noctuid Moths

    More than 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Northern hog sucker side view photo with black background

    Northern Hog Sucker

    Hypentelium nigricans
    Image of a northern map turtle

    Northern Map Turtle

    Graptemys geographica
    Northern rock bass, or goggle-eye, side view photo with black background

    Northern Rock Bass

    Ambloplites rupestris
    Olive hairstreak taking nectar at a chickweed flower

    Olive Hairstreak (Juniper Hairstreak)

    Callophrys gryneus gryneus (syn. Mitoura gryneus gryneus)
    Photo of an orchard orbweaver with a black background

    Orchard Orbweaver

    Leucauge venusta
    Ouachita map turtle

    Ouachita Map Turtle

    Graptemys ouachitensis ouachitensis
    Photo of an Ozark crayfish.

    Ozark Crayfish

    Faxonius ozarkae (formerly Orconectes ozarkae)
    Ozark minnow female, side view photo with black background

    Ozark Minnow

    Notropis nubilus
    Photo of a painted devil crayfish standing on a sandy substrate

    Painted Devil Crayfish

    Lacunicambarus ludovicianus
    Photo of a paintedhand mudbug carefully arranged against a black background

    Paintedhand Mudbug

    Lacunicambarus polychromatus
    pink papershell

    Pink Papershell

    Potamilus ohiensis
    Photo of a plains gartersnake taken in Lakewood, Colorado.

    Plains Gartersnake

    Thamnophis radix
    Photo of a plains leopard frog in grass.

    Plains Leopard Frog

    Lithobates blairi (formerly Rana blairi)
    Citrus flatid planthopper on twig

    Planthoppers

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a predaceous diving beetle

    Predaceous Diving Beetles (Water Tigers)

    Species in the beetle family Dytiscidae
    image of a White-Headed Prominent moth

    Prominent Moths

    About 50 species recorded from Missouri
    image of a Yellow-Fringed Dolichomia Moth

    Pyralid Moths

    More than 680 species in North America north of Mexico
    Rainbow trout side view photo with black background

    Rainbow Trout

    Oncorhynchus mykiss
    Photo of a ramshorn snail on a wet rock.

    Ramshorn Snails

    Gyraulus, Helisoma, Menetus, Micromenetus, Planorbula spp.
    Photo of an aging Ravenel's stinkhorn, a column-shaped fungus with dark spores

    Ravenel's Stinkhorn

    Phallus ravenelii
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    Red shiner side view photo with black background

    Red Shiner

    Cyprinella lutrensis
    Image of a red-eared slider

    Red-Eared Slider

    Trachemys scripta elegans
    Photo of a Red-Fringed Emerald

    Red-Fringed Emerald

    Nemoria bistriaria
    Image of a red-legged grasshopper.

    Red-Legged Grasshopper

    Melanoplus femurrubrum
    Redear sunfish side view photo with black background

    Redear Sunfish

    Lepomis microlophus
    Redfin darter side view photo with black background

    Redfin Darter

    Etheostoma whipplei
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    Endangered

    Photo of a ringed crayfish.

    Ringed Crayfish

    Faxonius neglectus (formerly Orconectes neglectus)
    River redhorse side view photo with black background

    River Redhorse

    Moxostoma carinatum
    Sabine shiner side view photo with black background

    Sabine Shiner

    Notropis sabinae
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    Endangered

    Photo of a saddleback crayfish.

    Saddleback Crayfish

    Faxonius medius (formerly Orconectes medius)
    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
    Shorthead redhorse side view photo with black background

    Shorthead Redhorse

    Moxostoma macrolepidotum
    Shortnose gar side view photo with black background

    Shortnose Gar

    Lepisosteus platostomus
    Photo of a monkey slug caterpillar on an oak leaf

    Slug Caterpillar Moths

    More than 20 species in Missouri
    Photo of a Snowberry Clearwing

    Snowberry Clearwing

    Hemaris diffinis
    Snuffbox

    Snuffbox

    Epioblasma triquetra
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    Endangered

    Photo of a southern leopard frog.

    Southern Leopard Frog

    Lithobates sphenocephalus (formerly Rana sphenocephala)
    Photo of a southern painted turtle basking on a log.

    Southern Painted Turtle

    Chrysemys dorsalis
    Southern redbelly dace side view photo with black background

    Southern Redbelly Dace

    Chrosomus erythrogaster (formerly Phoxinus erythrogaster)
    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 Spiny Oak Slug Moth

    Spiny Oak-Slug Moth

    Euclea delphinii
    image of a Spittlebug and nest on plant stem

    Spittlebugs and Froghoppers

    About 60 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a spothanded crayfish viewed through creekwater.

    Spothanded Crayfish

    Faxonius punctimanus (formerly Orconectes punctimanus)

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