Photo of a leaffolder moth visiting a flower

    Leaffolder Moths

    Desmia spp.
    image of a Leafhopper on leaf

    Leafhoppers

    More than 3,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of leafy spurge seed heads

    Leafy Spurge

    Euphorbia esula
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    Poisonous

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    Invasive

    Photo of a Least Skipper

    Least Skipper

    Ancyloxypha numitor
    Illustration of limber honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Limber Honeysuckle

    Lonicera dioica
    Photo of little bluestem mature seed head

    Little Bluestem

    Schizachyrium scoparium
    Photo of a little yellow nectaring on a native aster flower

    Little Yellow

    Pyrisitia lisa (syn. Eurema lisa)
    Photo of long-bracted wild indigo plant with flowers

    Long-Bracted Wild Indigo

    Baptisia bracteata (formerly B. leucophaea)
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Luna Moth

    Luna Moth

    Actias luna
    Photo of a magdalen underwing moth

    Magdalen Underwing

    Catocala illecta
    image of May Beetle on wood

    May Beetles (June Bugs)

    Phyllophaga spp.
    Photo of purple meadow parsnip foliage and flowers

    Meadow Parsnip

    Thaspium trifoliatum
    image of a Midge

    Midges

    Nearly 1,100 species in North America
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    image of Narceus Millipede crawling across gravel

    Millipedes

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of Missouri bladderpod flowers

    Missouri Bladderpod

    Physaria filiformis (formerly Lesquerella filiformis)
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    Endangered

    Image of a monarch

    Monarch

    Danaus plexippus
    Photo of a Morning-Glory Prominent moth

    Morning-Glory Prominent

    Schizura ipomoeae
    Photo of moth mullein flowers

    Moth Mullein

    Verbascum blattaria
    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a mourning cloak butterfly perched on a strand of barbed wire.

    Mourning Cloak

    Nymphalis antiopa
    image of Black-and-Yellow Mud Dauber

    Mud Daubers

    Three genera: Sceliphron, Trypoxylon, and Chalybion
    Photo of mullein basal leaves

    Mullein

    Verbascum thapsus
    Photo of a musk thistle blooming flower head.

    Musk Thistle (Nodding Thistle)

    Carduus nutans
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    Invasive

    image of a Mydas Fly

    Mydas Flies

    About 80 species in North America
    Photo of narrow-leaved vervain plants in bloom.

    Narrow-Leaved Vervain

    Verbena simplex
    image of a Nessus Sphinx

    Nessus Sphinx

    Amphion floridensis
    Illustration of New Jersey tea leaves, flowers, fruits.

    New Jersey Tea

    Ceanothus americanus
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    Edible

    Image of an armadillo

    Nine-Banded Armadillo

    Dasypus novemcinctus
    image of a Dagger Moth

    Noctuid Moths

    More than 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of male northern cardinal

    Northern Cardinal

    Cardinalis cardinalis
    Photo of a nursery web spider on a plant

    Nursery Web Spiders

    Pisaurina spp.
    A closeup of an acorn

    Oaks

    Quercus spp.
    Illustration of Ohio buckeye leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Ohio Buckeye

    Aesculus glabra
    Photo of Ohio horsemint inflorescence

    Ohio Horsemint

    Blephilia ciliata
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    Edible

    Olive hairstreak butterfly taking nectar from butterfly weed flowers

    Olive Hairstreak (Juniper Hairstreak)

    Callophrys gryneus gryneus (syn. Mitoura gryneus gryneus)
    Photo of an Orange Wing moth

    Orange Wing

    Mellilla xanthometata
    Illustration of Osage orange flowers and fruit.

    Osage Orange

    Maclura pomifera
    image of a Four-Spotted Owlfly

    Owlflies

    There are 8 species in North America
    Photo of ox-eye daisies in a grassy field

    Ox-Eye Daisy

    Leucanthemum vulgare (formerly Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)
    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)
    Photo of pale purple coneflower showing white pollen among disk florets

    Pale Purple Coneflower

    Echinacea pallida
    Photo of leaf cup flower

    Pale-Flowered Leaf Cup

    Polymnia canadensis
    image of Paper Wasp on flowers

    Paper Wasps

    Species in the genus Polistes

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