Photo of a Painted Lady

    Painted Lady

    Vanessa cardui
    Photo of a Painted Lichen Moth

    Painted Lichen Moth

    Hypoprepia fucosa
    Photo of pale Indian plantain flower clusters.

    Pale Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (also Cacalia atriplicifolia)
    Illustration of pawpaw leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Pawpaw

    Asimina triloba
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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 a pearl crescent

    Pearl Crescent

    Phyciodes tharos
    Photo of a periodical cicada shown from the side.

    Periodical Cicadas

    Magicicada spp.
    No photo available

    Philadelphia Fleabane

    Erigeron philadelphicus
    Photo of a picture-winged fly

    Picture-Winged Flies

    About 130 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photograph of a pileated woodpecker, side view

    Pileated Woodpecker

    Dryocopus pileatus
    Illustration of pin oak leaf.

    Pin Oak

    Quercus palustris
    Citrus flatid planthopper on twig

    Planthoppers

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Plume Moth on blade of grass

    Plume Moths

    Nearly 150 species in North America north of Mexico
    Illustration of poison ivy leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Poison Ivy

    Toxicodendron radicans
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    Poisonous

    Photo of pokeweed plant with dangling stalks of ripe and unripe berries.

    Pokeweed

    Phytolacca americana
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a Polyphemus Moth

    Polyphemus Moth

    Antheraea polyphemus
    image of a White-Headed Prominent moth

    Prominent Moths

    About 50 species recorded from Missouri
    Photo of a prothonotary warbler perched on a small branch.

    Prothonotary Warbler

    Protonotaria citrea
    Photo of purple-headed sneezeweed flowerhead showing round, purplish disk.

    Purple-Headed Sneezeweed

    Helenium flexuosum
    image of a Yellow-Fringed Dolichomia Moth

    Pyralid Moths

    More than 680 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Question Mark

    Question Mark

    Polygonia interrogationis
    Raccoon in tree

    Raccoon

    Procyon lotor
    Illustration of raccoon grape leaves, flowers, fruit

    Raccoon Grape

    Ampelopsis cordata
    Photo of a red admiral butterfly, wings spread.

    Red Admiral

    Vanessa atalanta
    Illustration of red maple leaves and fruits.

    Red Maple

    Acer rubrum
    Photo of a red-banded hairstreak

    Red-Banded Hairstreak

    Calycopis cecrops
    Photograph of a male red-bellied woodpecker

    Red-Bellied Woodpecker

    Melanerpes carolinus
    Photo of a Red-Fringed Emerald

    Red-Fringed Emerald

    Nemoria bistriaria
    Photograph of a red-headed woodpecker at a bird feeder

    Red-Headed Woodpecker

    Melanerpes erythrocephalus
    Photo of a red-shouldered hawk perched on a tree branch.

    Red-Shouldered Hawk

    Buteo lineatus
    Photo of a Red-Spotted Purple with wings closed, showing ventral side of wings

    Red-Spotted Purple

    Limenitis arthemis
    image of Robber Fly

    Robber Flies

    More than 1,000 species in North America
    Image of a rose-breasted grosbeak

    Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

    Pheucticus ludovicianus
    image of a Rosy Maple Moth

    Rosy Maple Moth

    Dryocampa rubicunda
    Illustration of rough-leaved dogwood leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Rough-Leaved Dogwood

    Cornus drummondii
    Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

    Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

    Archilochus colubris
    Photo of ruffed grouse standing on a log

    Ruffed Grouse

    Bonasa umbellus
    Photo of path rush, closeup showing drying fruits.

    Rushes

    Juncus spp. and Luzula spp.
    Rusty Blackbird

    Rusty Blackbird

    Euphagus carolinus
    image of Sand Wasp perched on sand

    Sand Wasps

    Numerous species and genera in Missouri
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico.
    Image of a male scarlet tanager

    Scarlet Tanager

    Piranga olivacea
    Photo of eastern woodland sedge plant growing among leaf litter.

    Sedges

    Carex, Schoenoplectus, Scirpus, and other genera
    Photo of a sensitive fern, vegetative leaf

    Sensitive Fern

    Onoclea sensibilis
    Photo of large group of sericea lespedeza plants

    Sericea Lespedeza

    Lespedeza cuneata
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    Invasive

    Photo of shining blue star flower cluster

    Shining Blue Star

    Amsonia illustris

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