image of a Nessus Sphinx

    Nessus Sphinx

    Amphion floridensis
    Illustration of a Niangua darter

    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
    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
    Illustration of an orangethroat darter

    Orangethroat Darter

    Etheostoma spectabile
    Photo of an orchard orbweaver with a black background

    Orchard Orbweaver

    Leucauge venusta
    Image of a southern cave fish

    Ozark Cavefish

    Amblyopsis rosae
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    Endangered

    Photo of an Ozark crayfish.

    Ozark Crayfish

    Faxonius ozarkae (formerly Orconectes ozarkae)
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    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

    Species in the genus Polistes
    Photo of a periodical cicada shown from the side.

    Periodical Cicadas

    Magicicada spp.
    pink mucket

    Pink Mucket

    Lampsilis abrupta
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    Endangered

    Photo of a Polyphemus Moth

    Polyphemus Moth

    Antheraea polyphemus
    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
    Image of rainbow trout

    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
    Image of a red shiner

    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

    Illustration of a redfin darter male in breeding colors.

    Redfin Darter

    Etheostoma whipplei
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    Endangered

    Photo of a ringed crayfish.

    Ringed Crayfish

    Faxonius neglectus (formerly Orconectes neglectus)
    round pigtoe

    Round Pigtoe

    Pleurobema sintoxia
    Photo of a saddleback crayfish.

    Saddleback Crayfish

    Faxonius medius (formerly Orconectes medius)
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico.
    Photo of a scarlet cup mushroom growing on fallen sticks

    Scarlet Cup

    Sarcoscypha dudleyi
    Photo of scarlet waxy cap, a small mushroom with reddish conical cap

    Scarlet Waxy Cap

    Hygrocybe coccinea (Hygrophorous coccineus)
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    Edible

    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Short-Horned Grasshoppers

    About 620 species in North America
    Photo of a shrimp crayfish.

    Shrimp Crayfish

    Faxonius lancifer (formerly Orconectes lancifer)
    A reddish centipede crawls over a rock

    Soil Centipedes

    There are many species of soil centipedes in our state.
    image of Soldier Beetle on Goldenrod

    Soldier Beetles

    Nearly 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a southern painted turtle basking on a log.

    Southern Painted Turtle

    Chrysemys dorsalis
    Photo of a southern red-backed salamander on an oak leaf.
    Image of a southern redbelly dace

    Southern Redbelly Dace

    Phoxinus erythrogaster
    A white-lined sphinx moth sips nectar from a purple locoweed flower

    Sphinx Moths (Hawk Moths)

    More than 50 species in Missouri
    Glossy black spider wasp manipulating paralyzed spider

    Spider Wasps

    About 300 species in North America north of Mexico
    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)
    Elongate-bodied springtail on a brown leaf

    Springtails

    More than 8,000 species globally
    Photo of a St. Francis River crayfish.

    St. Francis River Crayfish

    Faxonius quadruncus (formerly Orconectes quadruncus)

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