Green stink bug on a leaf

    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

    Image of a sweat bee

    Sweat Bees

    Numerous species and genera in Missouri
    Color illustration of Taillight Shiner

    Taillight Shiner

    Notropis maculatus
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    Endangered

    Photo of a tan jumping spider

    Tan Jumping Spider

    Platycriptus undatus
    image of a Thread-Waisted Wasp

    Thread-Waisted Wasps

    Ammophila species
    Three-toed box turtle

    Three-Toed Box Turtle

    Terrapene carolina triunguis
    dogbane tiger moth

    Tiger and Lichen Moths

    Subfamily Arctiinae (formerly a family)
    Illustration of a Topeka shiner male in breeding colors.

    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 a magdalen underwing moth

    Underwing Moths

    Catocala spp., more than 100 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a variable groundsnake

    Variable Groundsnake

    Sonora semiannulata semiannulata
    Image of a red velvet ant

    Velvet Ants

    Numerous species in Missouri
    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

    Warmouth

    Lepomis gulosus
    Water springtails congregate in water above soggy dead leaves

    Water Springtail

    Podura aquatica
    image of Cocklebur Weevil

    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
    painted turtle

    Western Painted Turtle

    Chrysemys picta bellii
    Photo of a western ratsnake curled up in grasses under a fence.

    Western Ratsnake

    Pantherophis obsoletus
    Photo of a western wormsnake on a white background.

    Western Wormsnake

    Carphophis vermis
    image of a Wheel Bug, Side View

    Wheel Bug

    Arilus cristatus
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    Venomous

    Photo of a White River crawfish.

    White River Crawfish

    Procambarus acutus
    Photo of Williams' crayfish.

    Williams’ Crayfish

    Faxonius williamsi (formerly Orconectes williamsi)
    Photo of wood ear mushroom, which looks like a brownish human ear stuck to a log

    Wood Ear (Tree Ear)

    Auricularia auricula (formerly A. auricula-judae)
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    Edible

    Photo of a woodland crayfish.

    Woodland Crayfish

    Faxonius hylas (formerly Orconectes hylas)
    Photo of a Zebra Swallowtail

    Zebra Swallowtail

    Eurytides marcellus

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