Image of a northern crawfish frog

    Northern Crawfish Frog

    Lithobates areolatus circulosus
    Image of a northern leopard frog

    Northern Leopard Frog

    Lithobates pipiens
    Image of a northern prairie skink

    Northern Prairie Skink

    Plestiodon septentrionalis septentrionalis
    Photo of a northern scarletsnake on a rock surface in Georgia.

    Northern Scarletsnake

    Cemophora coccinea copei
    Photo of an old man of the woods, a grayish, pored mushroom with a shaggy cap

    Old Man Of The Woods

    Strobilomyces floccopus
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    Edible

    Photo of orange pinwheel marasmius, tiny, orange, pleated, gilled mushroom

    Orange Pinwheel Marasmius

    Marasmius siccus
    Photo of an orchard orbweaver with a black background

    Orchard Orbweaver

    Leucauge venusta
    Photo of oyster mushrooms growing on a tree trunk

    Oyster Mushroom

    Pleurotus ostreatus and P. pulmonarius
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    Edible

    Image of a southern cave fish

    Ozark Cavefish

    Amblyopsis rosae
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    Endangered

    Photo of a Painted Lady

    Painted Lady

    Vanessa cardui
    Photo of pale chicken of the woods.

    Pale Chicken of the Woods

    Laetiporus cincinnatus
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    Edible

    Photo of pale jelly roll fungus, showing small specimen.

    Pale Jelly Roll

    Exidia alba (Ductifera pululahuana)
    Photo of two pallid boletes, tan mushrooms, one upturned to show pores under cap

    Pallid Bolete

    Boletus pallidus
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    Edible

    Illustration of a pallid sturgeon

    Pallid Sturgeon

    Scaphirhynchus albus
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    Endangered

    paper pondshell

    Paper Pondshell (Paper Floater)

    Utterbackia imbecillis
    Photo of a parasol mushroom.

    Parasol

    Macrolepiota procera (Lepiota procera)
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    Edible

    Peacock fly resting on a thistle leaf

    Peacock Flies (Tephritid Fruit Flies)

    About 300 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of 2 peppery milkies, white, gilled mushrooms, on ground

    Peppery Milky

    Lactarius piperatus
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    Edible

    Photo of a picture-winged fly

    Picture-Winged Flies

    About 130 species in North America north of Mexico
    pimpleback

    Pimpleback

    Quadrula pustulosa
    pink mucket

    Pink Mucket

    Lampsilis abrupta
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    Endangered

    pistolgrip

    Pistolgrip (Buckhorn)

    Tritogonia verrucosa
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    Plain Pocketbook

    Lampsilis cardium
    image of Plume Moth on blade of grass

    Plume Moths

    Nearly 150 species in North America north of Mexico
    pond mussel

    Pond Mussel

    Ligumia subrostrata
    Photo of several purple-gilled laccarias, tan-lavender mushrooms

    Purple-Gilled Laccaria

    Laccaria ochropurpurea
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    Edible

    image of a Yellow-Fringed Dolichomia Moth

    Pyralid Moths

    More than 680 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of an aging Ravenel's stinkhorn, a column-shaped fungus with dark spores

    Ravenel's Stinkhorn

    Phallus ravenelii
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    Edible

    Photo of a red admiral butterfly, wings spread.

    Red Admiral

    Vanessa atalanta
    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 regal fritillary, perched on a flower, wings folded

    Regal Fritillary

    Speyeria idalia
    Photo of resinous polypore, a bracket fungus with rust-colored top

    Resinous Polypore

    Ischnoderma resinosum
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    Edible

    Photo of young, golden cluster of ringless honey mushrooms on forest floor

    Ringless Honey Mushroom

    Armillaria tabescens (Armillariella tabescens)
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    Edible

    Image of a river carpsucker

    River Carpsucker

    Carpiodes carpio
    Photo of rooted collybia, tan, thin-stalked gilled mushroom

    Rooted Collybia

    Xerula furfuracea (Collybia radicata var. furfuracea)
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    Edible

    image of a Rosy Maple Moth

    Rosy Maple Moth

    Dryocampa rubicunda
    northern rough greensnake

    Rough Greensnake

    Opheodrys aestivus
    round pigtoe

    Round Pigtoe

    Pleurobema sintoxia
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    Sabine Shiner

    Notropis sabinae
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    Endangered

    Photo of a Salem cave crayfish.

    Salem Cave Crayfish

    Cambarus hubrichti
    image of Sand Wasp perched on sand

    Sand Wasps

    Numerous species and genera in Missouri
    scaleshell

    Scaleshell

    Leptodea leptodon
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    Endangered

    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 amphipod on a rock

    Scuds and Sideswimmers (Amphipods)

    Species in the crustacean order Amphipoda
    Photo of shaggy mane cluster, rounded cylindrical mushrooms growing in grass

    Shaggy Mane

    Coprinus comatus
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    Edible

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