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

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a mountain lion

    Mountain Lion

    Puma concolor
    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

    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
    Photo of New England aster plants with flowers

    New England Aster

    Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (formerly Aster novae-angliae)
    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
    Image of a northern flicker

    Northern Flicker

    Colaptes auratus
    Photo of northern fog fruit flowering head

    Northern Fog Fruit

    Lippia lanceolata (formerly Phyla lanceolata)
    Photo of a northern harrier in flight, viewed from side

    Northern Harrier

    Circus cyaneus
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    Endangered

    Photo of a nursery web spider on a plant

    Nursery Web Spiders

    Pisaurina spp.
    Photo of oblong-leaved aster showing masses of purple flowerheads

    Oblong-Leaved Aster (Aromatic Aster)

    Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (formerly Aster oblongifolius)
    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 a male orchard oriole

    Orchard Oriole

    Icterus spurius
    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 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 blooming passionflower

    Passion Flower

    Passiflora incarnata
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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 Peck's Skipper

    Peck's Skipper

    Polites peckius
    Photo of a pencil flower, closeup on blossom

    Pencil Flower

    Stylosanthes biflora
    Photo of a periodical cicada shown from the side.

    Periodical Cicadas

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

    Persimmon

    Diospyros virginiana
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    Edible

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    Philadelphia Fleabane

    Erigeron philadelphicus
    Photo of a picture-winged fly

    Picture-Winged Flies

    About 130 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a sowbug (left) and pillbug (right).

    Pillbugs and Sowbugs (Land Isopods)

    Land-dwelling members of the crustacean order Isopoda
    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 prairie alum root flower stalk with flowers

    Prairie Alum Root

    Heuchera richardsonii

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