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
    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 Small Milkweed Bugs

    Seed Bugs

    About 80 species in North America north of Mexico
    Seven-spotted lady beetle on a flower

    Seven-Spotted Lady Beetle

    Coccinella septempunctata
    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
    Photo of a shrimp crayfish.

    Shrimp Crayfish

    Faxonius lancifer (formerly Orconectes lancifer)
    image of Small Milkweed Bugs

    Small Milkweed Bug

    Lygaeus kalmii
    A reddish centipede crawls over a rock

    Soil Centipedes

    Estimated 4,000 species globally
    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.
    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
    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)
    Photo of stalked scarlet cup cluster of red cup mushrooms with white stalks

    Stalked Scarlet Cup

    Sarcoscypha occidentalis
    image of a Stilt-Legged Fly on a leaf

    Stilt-Legged Flies

    About 30 species in North America north of Mexico
    Tan stink bug on dead leaves

    Stink Bugs

    In North America, more than 200 species in 64 genera.
    Chicken of the Woods

    Sulfur-Colored Chicken of the Woods

    Laetiporus sulphureus
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    Edible

    Taillight shiner male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Taillight Shiner

    Notropis maculatus
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    Endangered

    Photo of a tan jumping spider

    Tan Jumping Spider

    Platycriptus undatus
    Three-banded grasshopper resting on a grass stalk with a blue background

    Three-Banded Grasshopper

    Hadrotettix trifasciatus
    Three-toed box turtle

    Three-Toed Box Turtle

    Terrapene carolina triunguis
    Adult salt marsh moth resting on a vertical plant stem

    Tiger and Lichen Moths

    Subfamily Arctiinae (formerly a family)
    Topeka shiner female, side view photo with black background

    Topeka Shiner

    Notropis topeka
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    Endangered

    Photo of an aquatic tubificid worm among rocks in an aquarium.

    Tubificid Worms (Tubifex Worms)

    Tubifex spp. and other aquatic tubificid annelids
    Two-colored Bolete

    Two-Colored Bolete

    Boletus bicolor
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    Edible

    Photo of an adult two-lined spittlebug on a leaf

    Two-Lined Spittlebug

    Prosapia bicincta
    Photo of a magdalen underwing moth

    Underwing Moths

    Catocala spp., more than 100 species in North America north of Mexico
    V-marked lady beetle crawling on a flower

    V-Marked Lady Beetle

    Neoharmonia venusta
    Image of a variable groundsnake

    Variable Groundsnake

    Sonora semiannulata semiannulata
    Image of a red velvet ant

    Velvet Ants

    Nearly 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a vernal crayfish.

    Vernal Crayfish

    Procambarus viaeviridus
    Photo of a northern, also called virile, crayfish.

    Virile Crayfish (Northern Crayfish)

    Faxonius virilis (formerly Oronectes virilis)
    Warmouth male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Warmouth

    Lepomis gulosus
    Water springtails congregate in water above soggy dead leaves

    Water Springtail

    Podura aquatica
    Cryptorhynchus weevil viewed from side

    Weevils (Snout Beetles; Bark Beetles)

    About 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a western mudsnake

    Western Mudsnake

    Farancia abacura reinwardtii

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