Photo of ling chih, a shiny, hard, rust-colored bracket fungus, growing on tree

    Ling Chih (Lingzhi; Reishi Mushroom)

    Ganoderma sessile (formerly G. lucidum)
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    Edible

    Photo of lobster mushroom, which is orange-yellow and finely bumpy

    Lobster Mushroom

    Hypomyces lactifluorum
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    Edible

    Locust borer on leaf

    Locust Borer

    Megacyllene robiniae
    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 longpincered crayfish.

    Longpincered Crayfish

    Faxonius longidigitus (formerly Orconectes longidigitus)
    Photo of a magdalen underwing moth

    Magdalen Underwing

    Catocala illecta
    Photo of a Mammoth Spring crayfish.

    Mammoth Spring Crayfish

    Faxonius marchandi (formerly Orconectes marchandi)
    Marbled orbweaver spider in web

    Marbled Orbweaver

    Araneus marmoreus
    Photo of a midge fly larva crawling on a rock in an aquarium

    Midge Fly Larvae

    Nearly 1,100 species in North America
    Red-femured milkweed borer beetle on milkweed leaf

    Milkweed Longhorns

    Tetraopes spp.
    Narceus Millipede crawling across gravel

    Millipedes

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    Southern redbelly dace male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Minnows

    Notropis, Cyprinella, Hybognathus, Luxilus, and others
    mosquito resting on a white fabric

    Mosquitoes

    About 50 species of mosquitoes in Missouri
    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Mydas Fly

    Mydas Flies

    About 80 species in North America
    image of a Nessus Sphinx

    Nessus Sphinx

    Amphion floridensis
    Niangua darter female, side view photo with black background

    Niangua Darter

    Etheostoma nianguae
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    Endangered

    Ninebark calligraphy beetle on cluster of ninebark flower buds

    Ninebark Calligraphy Beetle

    Calligrapha spiraea
    image of a Dagger Moth

    Noctuid Moths

    More than 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a northern crab spider

    Northern Crab Spider

    Mecaphesa asperata
    Photo of a northern red-bellied snake on a rock.

    Northern Red-Bellied Snake

    Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata
    Photo of a northern scarletsnake on a rock surface in Georgia.

    Northern Scarletsnake

    Cemophora coccinea copei
    Photo of orange mycena cluster, small, orange, gilled mushrooms

    Orange Mycena

    Mycena leaiana
    Orangethroat darter female, side view photo with black background

    Orangethroat Darter

    Etheostoma spectabile
    Photo of an orchard orbweaver with a black background

    Orchard Orbweaver

    Leucauge venusta
    Ozark cavefish side view photo with black background

    Ozark Cavefish

    Amblyopsis rosae
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    Endangered

    Photo of an Ozark crayfish.

    Ozark Crayfish

    Faxonius ozarkae (formerly Orconectes ozarkae)
    A reddish-brown salamander with an orange stripe down its back is curled on a moss-covered rock.

    Ozark Zigzag Salamander

    Plethodon angusticlavius
    Photo of a painted devil crayfish standing on a sandy substrate

    Painted Devil Crayfish

    Lacunicambarus ludovicianus
    Photo of a Painted Lichen Moth

    Painted Lichen Moth

    Hypoprepia fucosa
    image of Paper Wasp on flowers

    Paper Wasps

    Polistes spp.
    Tachinid fly visiting a mint flower

    Parasitic Flies (Tachinid Flies)

    About 1,350 species in North America north of Mexico
    periodical cicada shown from the side

    Periodical Cicadas

    Magicicada spp.
    pink mucket

    Pink Mucket

    Lampsilis abrupta
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    Endangered

    Black and rust-colored wasp on a plant

    Poecilopompilus Spider Wasps

    Poecilopompilus algidus and P. interruptus
    Polished lady beetle crawling on a twig

    Polished Lady Beetle

    Cycloneda munda
    Photo of a Polyphemus Moth

    Polyphemus Moth

    Antheraea polyphemus
    Red and black spider wasp visiting snow-on-the-mountain flowers

    Psorthaspis Spider Wasps

    Psorthaspis spp.
    Photo of a male redlegged purseweb spider walking on limestone gravel

    Purseweb Spiders

    Sphodros spp.
    image of a Yellow-Fringed Dolichomia Moth

    Pyralid Moths

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

    Rainbow Darter

    Etheostoma caeruleum
    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 a red admiral butterfly, wings spread.

    Red Admiral

    Vanessa atalanta
    Red shiner side view photo with black background

    Red Shiner

    Cyprinella lutrensis
    Photo of a red swamp crawfish or crayfish.

    Red Swamp Crawfish

    Procambarus clarkii
    Photo of a red-banded hairstreak

    Red-Banded Hairstreak

    Calycopis cecrops
    Image of a red-eared slider

    Red-Eared Slider

    Trachemys scripta elegans
    Image of a red-legged grasshopper.

    Red-Legged Grasshopper

    Melanoplus femurrubrum
    Photo of several reddening lepiota mushrooms, one showing gills and stem ring.

    Reddening Lepiota

    Leucoagaricus americanus (Lepiota americana)
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    Edible

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