Photo of long-tailed weasel

    Long-Tailed Weasel

    Mustela frenata
    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 longjawed orbweaver walking on a plant stalk

    Longjawed Orbweavers

    Tetragnatha spp.
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    Louisiana Waterthrush

    Parkesia motacilla (formerly Seiurus motacilla)
    Photo of lowland brittle fern fronds and fiddleheads growing in woods

    Lowland Brittle Fern (Southern Fragile Fern)

    Cystopteris protrusa (formerly C. fragilis var. protrusa)
    Photo of a Luna Moth

    Luna Moth

    Actias luna
    Photo of a magdalen underwing moth

    Magdalen Underwing

    Catocala illecta
    Photo of male and female mallards walking on ice

    Mallard

    Anas platyrhynchos
    image of May Beetle on wood

    May Beetles (June Bugs)

    Phyllophaga spp.
    Photo of a mayfly

    Mayflies

    Hundreds of species in North America.
    Photo of Mexican mosquito fern plants on a pond surface, surrounded by duckweed

    Mexican Mosquito Fern

    Azolla mexicana
    image of a Midge

    Midges

    Nearly 1,100 species in North America
    Photo of midwestern arrowhead male flowers and buds.

    Midwestern Arrowhead

    Sagittaria brevirostra
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    Edible

    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 mist flower or wild ageratum plants with flowers

    Mist Flower (Wild Ageratum; Blue Boneset)

    Conoclinium coelestinum (formerly Eupatorium coelestinum)
    Image of a monarch

    Monarch

    Danaus plexippus
    Photo of a Morning-Glory Prominent moth

    Morning-Glory Prominent

    Schizura ipomoeae
    image of Mosquito

    Mosquitoes

    There are about 50 species of mosquitoes in our state.
    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
    Photograph of a Mourning Dove walking on the ground

    Mourning Dove

    Zenaida macroura
    image of Black-and-Yellow Mud Dauber

    Mud Daubers

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

    Mullein

    Verbascum thapsus
    Illustration of multiflora rose, leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Multiflora Rose

    Rosa multiflora
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    Invasive

    image of a Nessus Sphinx

    Nessus Sphinx

    Amphion floridensis
    Photo of New England aster plants with flowers

    New England Aster

    Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (formerly Aster novae-angliae)
    Image of an armadillo

    Nine-Banded Armadillo

    Dasypus novemcinctus
    Illustration of ninebark leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Ninebark

    Physocarpus opulifolius
    image of a Dagger Moth

    Noctuid Moths

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

    Northern Cardinal

    Cardinalis cardinalis
    Photo of a Northern Cloudywing

    Northern Cloudywing

    Thorybes pylades
    Image of a northern flicker

    Northern Flicker

    Colaptes auratus
    Photo of northern fog fruit flowering head

    Northern Fog Fruit

    Lippia lanceolata (formerly Phyla lanceolata)
    Northern pearly-eye resting with wings closed

    Northern Pearly-Eye

    Enodia anthedon (syn. Lethe anthedon)
    Photo of a northern pintail pair floating on water.
    Photo of a northern shoveler pair floating on water.

    Northern Shoveler

    Anas clypeata
    Photo of a nursery web spider on a plant

    Nursery Web Spiders

    Pisaurina spp.
    Nutria in wetland habitat

    Nutria (Coypu)

    Myocastor coypus
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    A closeup of an acorn

    Oaks

    Quercus spp.
    Photo of Ohio horsemint inflorescence

    Ohio Horsemint

    Blephilia ciliata
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    Edible

    Photo of an Orange Wing moth

    Orange Wing

    Mellilla xanthometata
    Photo of an orchard orbweaver with a black background

    Orchard Orbweaver

    Leucauge venusta
    Photo of a male orchard oriole

    Orchard Oriole

    Icterus spurius
    Illustration of Osage orange flowers and fruit.

    Osage Orange

    Maclura pomifera
    Photograph of osprey in flight

    Osprey

    Pandion haliaetus

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