Aquatic Invertebrates

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Giant Water Bugs

Species in the genera Abedus, Belostoma, and Lethocerus
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Venomous

Land Invertebrates

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Assassin Bugs

Nearly 200 species in North America north of Mexico
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Venomous

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Black Widow Spiders

Latrodectus mactans and L. variolus
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Venomous

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Brown Recluse (Violin Spider)

Loxosceles reclusa
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Venomous

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Giant Red-Headed Centipede

Scolopendra heros
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Venomous

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Striped Bark Scorpion

Centruroides vittatus
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Venomous

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Wheel Bug

Arilus cristatus
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Venomous

Reptiles and Amphibians

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Eastern Copperhead

Agkistrodon contortrix
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Venomous

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Northern Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon piscivorus
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Venomous

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Prairie Massasauga

Sistrurus tergeminus tergeminus
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Venomous

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Endangered

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Timber Rattlesnake

Crotalus horridus
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Venomous

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Western Pygmy Rattlesnake

Sistrurus miliarius streckeri
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Venomous