Green stink bug on a leaf

    Stink Bugs

    In North America, more than 200 species in 64 genera.
    striped bark scorpion

    Striped Bark Scorpion

    Centruroides vittatus
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    Venomous

    Photograph of a striped skunk walking

    Striped Skunk

    Mephitis mephitis
    Photo of smooth sumac.

    Sumacs

    Rhus spp.
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    Edible

    Photo of a Summer Azure

    Summer Azure

    Celastrina neglecta
    Illustration of summer grape leaves, flowers, fruit

    Summer Grape

    Vitis aestivalis
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    Edible

    Photo of many blooming ashy sunflower plants, showing gray-green leaves.

    Sunflowers

    Helianthus spp.
    Photo of swamp milkweed, three plants with flower clusters.

    Swamp Milkweed

    Asclepias incarnata
    Image of a swamp sparrow

    Swamp Sparrow

    Melospiza georgiana
    Image of a sweat bee

    Sweat Bees

    Numerous species and genera in Missouri
    Photo of tall fescue plants

    Tall Fescue

    Festuca arundinacea
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    Invasive

    Photo of tall thistle plants with flowers

    Tall Thistle

    Cirsium altissimum
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    Edible

    Photo of a tall thoroughwort plant in bloom.
    image of a Tawny-Edged Skipper, Wings Spread

    Tawny-Edged Skipper

    Polites themistocles
    Photo of cut-leaved teasel showing flowerhead and joined, cuplike leaves.

    Teasels

    Dipsacus fullonum and D. laciniatus
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    Invasive

    image of an Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth

    Tent Caterpillar And Lappet Moths

    About 35 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Texas brown tarantula

    Texas Brown Tarantula

    Aphonopelma hentzi
    Photo of thimbleweed plant

    Thimbleweed (Tall Anemone)

    Anemone virginiana
    photo of a thirteen-lined ground squirrel

    Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel

    Ictidomys tridecemlineatus
    image of a Thread-Waisted Wasp

    Thread-Waisted Wasps

    Ammophila species
    Photo of tick trefoil plant with flowers

    Tick Trefoils (Sticktights; Beggar's Lice)

    Desmodium spp. (17 species in Missouri)
    American dog tick crawling on a person's skin

    Ticks

    Three common Missouri species.
    Photo of tickseed coreopsis flowerhead

    Tickseed Coreopsis

    Coreopsis lanceolata
    dogbane tiger moth

    Tiger and Lichen Moths

    Subfamily Arctiinae (formerly a family)
    image of Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle crawling on dead leaves

    Tiger Beetles

    Subfamily Cicindelinae (about 100 species in North America)
    Tortricid moth resting on a leaf

    Tortricid Moths

    About 1,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Two-marked treehopper clinging to a stem

    Treehoppers

    More than 260 species in North America North of Mexico
    Photo of a turkey vulture in flight

    Turkey Vulture

    Cathartes aura
    Tussock moth resting on a wooden board

    Tussock Moths

    About 30 species in subfamily Lymantriinae (formerly a family) in North America
    White upland aster goldenrod inflorescence in a prairie

    Upland White Goldenrod

    Solidago ptermicoides (formerly Aster ptarmicoides)
    Image of a red velvet ant

    Velvet Ants

    Numerous species in Missouri
    Photo of a vesper sparrow perched on a barbwire fence

    Vesper Sparrow

    Pooecetes gramineus
    Photo of a Viceroy resting with wings open

    Viceroy

    Limenitis archippus
    Photo of violet wood sorrel plant with flowers

    Violet Wood Sorrel

    Oxalis violacea
    Photo of viper’s bugloss, closeup of flower

    Viper's Bugloss

    Echium vulgare
    Illustration of virginia creeper leaves, stem, flowers, fruit.

    Virginia Creeper

    Parthenocissus quinquefolia
    Photo of two prairie voles in a nest made of dried grasses

    Voles (Meadow Mice)

    Microtus ochrogaster, M. pinetorum, and M. pennsylvanicus
    image of Cocklebur Weevil

    Weevils (Snout Beetles; Bark Beetles)

    About 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a western meadowlark walking on the ground.

    Western Meadowlark

    Sturnella neglecta
    Photo of a western prairie fringed orchid plant with flowers

    Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

    Platanthera praeclara
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    Endangered

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    Wheel Bug

    Arilus cristatus
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    Venomous

    Photo of white sweet clover flower cluster showing stalk and flowers.

    White and Yellow Sweet Clovers

    Melilotus albus and M. officinale
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    Invasive

    Photo of white anemone

    White Anemone (Windflower)

    Anemone canadensis

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