Photo of several big bluestem seed heads against a blue sky.

    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
    Gray comma perched on a flower, winged closed

    Gray Comma

    Polygonia progne
    Collared, grayish-tan wolf in open field

    Gray Wolf

    Canis lupus
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    Endangered

    Photo of a great black wasp on a bindweed flower

    Great Black Wasp

    Sphex pensylvanicus
    Photo of a great horned owl on a tree branch

    Great Horned Owl

    Bubo virginianus
    Great Spangled Fritillary, Wings Spread, nectaring on milkweed flowers
    Illustration of green ash leaf.

    Green Ash

    Fraxinus pennsylvanica
    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Green Crab Spider

    Misumessus oblongus (formerly Misumenops oblonga)
    Green June beetle on goldenrod

    Green June Beetle

    Cotinis nitida
    image of Green Lacewing clinging to rock

    Green Lacewings

    About 85 species in North America north of Mexico
    Green stink bug on a leaf

    Green Stink Bug

    Chinavia hilaris (formerly Acrosternum hilare)
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Xysticus crab spider, tan individual

    Ground Crab Spiders

    Xysticus spp.
    Image of a gypsy moth

    Gypsy Moth

    Lymantria dispar
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of a Hackberry Emperor

    Hackberry Emperor

    Asterocampa celtis
    Photo of hairy rose mallow flower

    Hairy Rose Mallow

    Hibiscus lasiocarpos
    A metallic green sweat bee gathering pollen on a yellow flowerhead

    Halictid Bees (Sweat Bees)

    More than 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of hawthorn trees blooming on lawn of Missouri state capitol

    Hawthorns

    Various species in the genus Crataegus
    Photo of hedge bindweed flowers

    Hedge Bindweed

    Calystegia sepium (also Convolvulus sepium)
    Shagbark Hickory

    Hickories

    Carya spp.
    Photo of hispid buttercup plant with flower

    Hispid Buttercup

    Ranunculus hispidus
    Photo of hoary puccoon closeup of flower cluster

    Hoary Puccoon (Orange Puccoon)

    Lithospermum canescens
    image of a Honey Locust Moth

    Honey Locust Moth

    Syssphinx bicolor (syn. Sphingicampa bicolor)
    Honeybee worker on flower

    Honeybee

    Apis mellifera
    Photo of a Horace's Duskywing

    Horace's Duskywing

    Erynnis horatius
    image of Horned Passalus crawling on wood

    Horned Passalus

    Odontotaenius disjunctus
    Photo of a Pigeon Tremex Horntail

    Horntails

    About 28 species in North America
    image of Horse Fly on tree trunk

    Horse and Deer Flies

    Tabanus, Chrysops, and related genera
    Photo of horseweed flowers

    Horseweed (Canada Fleabane, Hog Weed)

    Conyza canadensis (formerly Erigeron canadensis)
    Photo of an adult female house cricket walking on bark

    House Cricket

    Acheta domesticus
    Photo of a male house sparrow

    House Sparrow

    Passer domesticus
    Hummingbird clearwing taking nectar from a flower

    Hummingbird Clearwing

    Hemaris thysbe
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America
    Photo of Indian hemp plant

    Indian Hemp (Dogbane)

    Apocynum cannabinum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a male Io Moth

    Io Moth

    Automeris io
    Japanese beetle on a leaf

    Japanese Beetle

    Popillia japonica
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of Japanese stiltgrass

    Japanese Stiltgrass (Eulalia)

    Microstegium vimineum
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of the upper portions of two Jerusalem artichoke plants.

    Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunflower Artichoke)

    Helianthus tuberosus
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    Photo of Johnson grass flower clusters

    Johnson Grass

    Sorghum halepense
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Common true katydid female on a leaf

    Katydids

    About 250 species in North America north of Mexico
    Lace bugs on a leaf

    Lace Bugs

    About 165 species in North American north of Mexico
    Illustration of ladies' eardrops leaves, flowers, fruit

    Ladies' Eardrops

    Brunnichia ovata (formerly B. cirrhosa)
    Seven-spotted lady beetle on a flower

    Lady Beetles (Ladybird Beetles; Ladybugs)

    Nearly 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of lance-leaved loosestrife plant with flowers

    Lance-Leaved Loosestrife

    Lysimachia lanceolata

    Land Snails and Slugs

    Approx. 150 species of land snails and slugs in Missouri
    Large crane fly perched on a white-painted surface, side view

    Large Crane Flies

    More than 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a large-flowered gaura inflorescence

    Large-Flowered Gaura

    Oenothera filiformis (formerly Gaura longiflora, G. biennis)

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