Photo of an Eight-Spotted Forester on a flower

    Eight-Spotted Forester

    Alypia octomaculata
    Photo of elephant's foot closeup of flowers

    Elephant's Foot

    Elephantopus carolinianus
    Photo of a bull elk lifting its head and bugling

    Elk

    Cervus canadensis (also called C. elaphus)
    Elm borer beetle resting on rocks in a flower planter

    Elm Borer

    Saperda tridentata
    metallic, emerald-green beetle on ash leaf

    Emerald Ash Borer

    Agrilus planipennis
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    Invasive

    Long-legged wasp grasping a wolf spider while clinging to house siding

    Entypus Spider Wasps

    Entypus aratus, E. unifasciatus, E. fulvicornis, and others
    Photo of Eurasian collared-dove walking on grass

    Eurasian Collared-Dove

    Streptopelia decaocto
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photograph of a European Starling

    European Starling

    Sturnus vulgaris
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of male and female European wood wasps on pine stump

    European Wood Wasp (Sirex Woodwasp)

    Sirex noctilio
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of a male evening grosbeak eating sunflower seeds at a feeder.

    Evening Grosbeak

    Coccothraustes vespertinus
    Photo of two bagworm bags on red cedar

    Evergreen Bagworm Moth

    Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
    Photo of a falcate orangetip nectaring on a spring beauty flower

    Falcate Orangetip

    Anthocharis midea
    Adult fall webworm moth resting on a leaf

    Fall Webworm Moth

    Hyphantria cunea
    Photo of false aloe leaves in basal rosettes.

    False Aloe

    Manfreda virginica (formerly Agave virginica)
    Photo of false dragonhead plant with flowers

    False Dragonhead (Obedient Plant)

    Physostegia virginiana
    Photo of false garlic flowers

    False Garlic

    Nothoscordum bivalve
    Photo of false rue anemone plant and flower

    False Rue Anemone

    Isopyrum biternatum
    Photo of false Solomon's seal plant with flower cluster

    False Solomon's Seal (False Spikenard)

    Maianthemum racemosum (formerly Smilacena racemosa)
    Illustration of farkleberry leaves, flowers, fruits

    Farkleberry

    Vaccinium arboreum
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    Edible

    image of a Feather-Legged Fly

    Feather-Legged Flies

    Trichopoda spp.
    Photo of a featherlegged orbweaver and egg case on a leaf

    Featherlegged Orbweaver

    Uloborus glomosus
    Image of a feral hog

    Feral Hog

    Sus scrofa
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of an adult female field cricket

    Field Crickets

    Gryllus spp., Acheta domesticus, and other in subfamily Gryllinae
    filmy dome spider

    Filmy Dome Spider

    Neriene radiata (formerly Prolinyphia marginata)
    Photo of fire pink flowers

    Fire Pink

    Silene virginica
    image of Firefly crawling on a leaf

    Fireflies (Lightning Bugs)

    Approx. 175 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Black-Waved Flannel Moth resting on a leaf

    Flannel Moths

    Eleven species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of Florida lettuce flower closeup with syrphid fly

    Florida Lettuce (Woodland Lettuce)

    Lactuca floridana
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    Edible

    image of a Flower Fly on a flower

    Flower Flies (Syrphids)

    Nearly 900 species in North America
    Illustration of flowering dogwood leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Flowering Dogwood

    Cornus florida
    Photo of flowering spurge flowers

    Flowering Spurge

    Euphorbia corollata
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a green crab spider on a leaf

    Foliage Flower Spiders

    Mecaphesa spp. and Misumessus spp.
    Flat-faced longhorn beetle crawling on wood

    Four-Humped Flat-Faced Longhorn

    Acanthoderes quadrigibba
    Four-spotted lady beetle on a leaf

    Four-Spotted Lady Beetle

    Brachiacantha quadripunctata
    Image of a fox sparrow

    Fox Sparrow

    Passerella iliaca
    Photo of foxglove beardtongue flowers

    Foxglove Beardtongue

    Penstemon digitalis
    Illustration of fragrant sumac leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Fragrant Sumac

    Rhus aromatica
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    Edible

    No photo available

    French Grass

    Orbexilum onobrychis (formerly Psoralea onobrychis)
    Illustration of frost grape leaves, flowers, fruit

    Frost Grape

    Vitis vulpina
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    Edible

    Photo of a furrow orbweaver hanging head down with a green background

    Furrow Orbweavers

    Larinioides spp.
    Photo of garlic mustard plant with flowers

    Garlic Mustard

    Alliaria petiolata
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    Edible

    invasive icon

    Invasive

    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
    Female Georgia mason bee, covered with yellow pollen, on a yellow flowerhead

    Georgia Mason

    Osmia georgica
    Photo of a giant ragweed plant.

    Giant Ragweed

    Ambrosia trifida
    Image of a giant red-headed centipede.

    Giant Red-Headed Centipede

    Scolopendra heros
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    Venomous

    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Giant Swallowtail, Wings Spread

    Giant Swallowtail

    Papilio cresphontes

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