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
    Illustration of northern catalpa leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Northern Catalpa

    Catalpa speciosa
    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)
    Photo of a northern mockingbird perched on sumac branch with snow falling.

    Northern Mockingbird

    Mimus polyglottos
    Northern Saw-Whet Owl

    Northern Saw-Whet Owl

    Aegolius acadicus
    Photo of a nursery web spider on a plant

    Nursery Web Spiders

    Pisaurina spp.
    A closeup of an acorn

    Oaks

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

    Oblong-Leaved Aster (Aromatic Aster)

    Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (formerly Aster oblongifolius)
    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 orange day lily flower

    Orange Day Lily

    Hemerocallis fulva
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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
    Illustration of overcup oak leaf.

    Overcup Oak

    Quercus lyrata
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    Edible

    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 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 corydalis leaves and yellow flowers

    Pale Corydalis

    Corydalis flavula
    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
    Photo of blooming passionflower

    Passion Flower

    Passiflora incarnata
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    Edible

    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
    Illustration of pecan leaf and fruit.

    Pecan

    Carya illinoinensis
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    Edible

    Photo of a Peck's Skipper

    Peck's Skipper

    Polites peckius
    Photo of a pencil flower, closeup on blossom

    Pencil Flower

    Stylosanthes biflora
    Illustration of peppervine leaves, flowers, fruit

    Peppervine

    Ampelopsis arborea
    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

    Photo of Miami mist flowers

    Phacelia (Miami Mist)

    Phacelia purshii
    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
    Photo of a sowbug (left) and pillbug (right).

    Pillbugs and Sowbugs (Land Isopods)

    Land-dwelling members of the crustacean order Isopoda

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