Photo of a meloe blister beetle, female, on ground

    Oil Beetles

    Meloe spp.
    Photo of a robber fly, genus Ommatius, perched on a wall.
    Photo of a female openfield orbweaver spider crouching on a plant stalk

    Openfield Orbweaver

    Araneus pratensis
    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
    Illustration of overcup oak leaf.

    Overcup Oak

    Quercus lyrata
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    Edible

    image of a Four-Spotted Owlfly

    Owlflies

    8 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of ox-eye daisies in a grassy field

    Ox-Eye Daisy

    Leucanthemum vulgare (formerly Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)
    Photo of a male painted bunting, side view.

    Painted Bunting

    Passerina ciris
    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)
    Tachinid fly visiting a mint flower

    Parasitic Flies (Tachinid Flies)

    About 1,350 species in North America north of Mexico
    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 pencil flower, closeup on blossom

    Pencil Flower

    Stylosanthes biflora
    periodical cicada shown from the side

    Periodical Cicadas

    Magicicada spp.
    Illustration of persimmon leaves, branch, fruit.

    Persimmon

    Diospyros virginiana
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    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
    Acanaloniid planthopper, green, viewed from side

    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
    Black and rust-colored wasp on a plant

    Poecilopompilus Spider Wasps

    Poecilopompilus algidus and P. interruptus
    Illustration of poison ivy leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Poison Ivy

    Toxicodendron radicans
    Poisonous Icon

    Poisonous

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

    Pokeweed

    Phytolacca americana
    Poisonous Icon

    Poisonous

    Polished lady beetle crawling on a twig

    Polished Lady Beetle

    Cycloneda munda
    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
    Photo of wolf spider with young

    Rabid Wolf Spider

    Rabidosa rabida
    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

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