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Vertebrates (Subphylum Vertebrata, Phylum Chordata)
Backyard Birds
Class Aves
Class Aves
Class Mammalia
Modern Fish
Infraclass Teleostei
Superclass Osteichthyes
Order Squamata (except for Suborder Serpentes)
Suborder Serpentes
Order Squamata
Order Testudines
Modern Frogs and Toads
Order Anura
American Alligators 
Alligator mississippiensis

Insects (Phylum Arthropoda)

Common ButterfliesSuperfamilies Papilionoidea and family Hesperiidae
Order Lepidoptera (other than butterflies and skippers)
Suborder Anisoptera
Suborder Zygoptera 
Sawflies, Bees, Wasps, Ants
Order Hymenoptera
Order Diptera
Order Coleoptera
True Bugs
Suborder Heteroptera
Order Hemiptera
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha
Order Hemiptera

Stick Insects

Order Phasmatodea

Family Aphididae
Order Hemiptera
Family Mantidae
Order Dictyoptera
Family Blattidae
Order Dictyoptera 
Crickets & Grasshoppers
Order Orthoptera 
Dobsonflies and Fishflies
Family Corydalidae Order Megaloptera 
Order Plecoptera 
Scorpionflies and Hangingflies
Order Mecoptera 
Bark Lice
Order Psocoptera 
Eastern Subterranean Termites
Reticulotermes flavipes 
Lacewings and Antlions
Order Neuroptera
Order Ephemeroptera
Family Leptismatidae
Order Zygentoma
Jumping Bristletails Archaeognatha order
Non-insect Arthropods (Phylum Arthropoda)
Order Araneae
Ticks and Mites
Order Acarina
Class Diplopoda
Class Chilopoda

Class Collembola 

Crabs, Crayfish, Pillbugs, Beach Fleas, Goose Barnacles
Subphylum Crustacea
Order Pseudoscorpiones
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