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Striped Scorpion

Centruroides vittatus
Young striped scorpions are pale yellowish-brown, usually with two lengthwise dark stripes on the abdomen; older scorpions are uniform dark brown with the stripes faint or lacking.

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Striped Scorpion

Video of a striped scorpion in the wild.

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Photo of a swift crab spider, female.

Swift Crab Spider (Mecaphesa celer)

The more obvious differences between foliage crab spiders and other flower crab spiders is that these generally are smaller, and their carapaces, abdomens, and legs are spiny.

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Photo of a swift crab spider, female, from above.

Swift Crab Spider (Mecaphesa celer)

The swift crab spider, Mecaphesa celer, has many spiny hairs covering the top of its body and legs, and it often has a light pinkish-tan cast.

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The Invisible Forest

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Life and death in a microscopic ecological community.

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The Wild Side

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Can you smell spiders? Do young spiders go ballooning?

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Tick

Tick.

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Tick (Underside)

Tick (view of underside).

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Ticks

Three species are most commonly encountered in Missouri.
Some of the most problematic animals in Missouri, ticks drink the blood of humans and other mammals. The idea of blood-sucking parasites is hideous enough, but ticks are known carriers of serious, sometimes deadly diseases. Learn more about these large mites and how to protect yourself from their bites.

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