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Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge and Massasaugas
Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Squaw Creek NWR) is
located outside Mound City, MO on approximately 7300 acres. Habitat
varies from prairie wetlands to loess soil hills. Wildlife from
whitetail deer to snow geese call this refuge home. Of...

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Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Squaw Creek NWR) is
located outside of Mound City, MO on approximately 7300 acres. Habitat
varies from prairie wetlands to loess soil hills. Wildlife from
whitetail deer to snow geese call this refuge home....

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Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Squaw Creek NWR) is
located outside of Mound City, MO on approximately 7300 acres. Habitat
varies from prairie wetlands to loess soil hills. Wildlife from
whitetail deer to snow geese call this refuge home....

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House Centipede
While insects and spiders are often the subject of fear or loathing for many individuals, they can be tolerated for the most part by most people. There are exceptions and centipedes tend to be it!  They have the quintessential creepy factor going on with al...

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Carolina Grasshopper
One of the more common grasshoppers in Missouri is the Carolina Grasshopper ( Dissosteira carolina ). They are one of the largest grasshoppers in North America, with males averaging 1.5 inches in length and a wingspan up to 2.83 inches, females are larger a...

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Japanese Burrowing Cricket
The Japanese Burrowing Cricket ( Velarifictorus micado ) is native to Asia and was first found in the United States in 1959 in the District of Columbia. It quickly established itself throughout much of the southeast. It is believed the spread of this insect...

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Velvet Ant
Velvet Ants in the family Mutillidae are commonly found in August and September as they erratically crawl around on bare spaces in pastures, fields, yards and other areas where grass is sparse or nonexistent. There are 3,000 known species found worldwide, b...

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Widow Skimmer
Widow Skimmers ( Libellula luctuosa ) are one of the most common dragonflies found in Missouri. They occur most everywhere in the United States with exception to the highest points of the Rocky Mountains. Like all dragonflies they begin their life in water ...

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Japanese Beetle
Japanese Beetles ( Popillia japonica ) in the family Scarabaeidae are native to Japan and made their way into the United States in a shipment of iris bulbs as early as 1912. It wasn't discovered until 1916 inside a nursery in New Jersey. This beetle is know...
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