image of Narceus Millipede crawling across gravel

    Millipedes

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    Illustration of mimosa leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Mimosa (Silk Tree)

    Albizia julibrissin
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    Invasive

    Photo of Missouri bladderpod flowers

    Missouri Bladderpod

    Physaria filiformis (formerly Lesquerella filiformis)
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    Endangered

    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.
    Photo of moth mullein flowers

    Moth Mullein

    Verbascum blattaria
    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

    Photo of a musk thistle blooming flower head.

    Musk Thistle (Nodding Thistle)

    Carduus nutans
    invasive icon

    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
    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 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 harrier in flight, viewed from side

    Northern Harrier

    Circus cyaneus
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    Endangered

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

    Northern Mockingbird

    Mimus polyglottos
    Photo of a northern pintail pair floating on water.
    Illustration of northern red oak leaf.

    Northern Red Oak

    Quercus rubra
    Northern Saw-Whet Owl

    Northern Saw-Whet Owl

    Aegolius acadicus
    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.
    A closeup of an acorn

    Oaks

    Quercus spp.
    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

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