List of fauna of Michigan facts for kids

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This is a list of fauna found in the U.S. State of Michigan, including those of wider distribution. See also List of threatened fauna of Michigan.

Invertebrates

Arthropods

Arachnids

  • European garden spider
  • Misumenops celer

Crustaceans

  • Cambarus diogenes (chimney crayfish)
  • Cambarus robustus (big water crayfish)
  • Fallicambarus fodiens (digger crayfish)
  • Orconectes immunis (calico crayfish)
  • Orconectes propinquus (northern clearwater crayfish)
  • Orconectes rusticus (rusty crayfish)
  • Orconectes virilis (northern crayfish)
  • Procambarus acutus acutus (white river crawfish)

Insects

Coleoptera
  • Brychius hungerfordi
  • Cicindela sexguttata
  • Colorado potato beetle
  • Desmocerus palliatus
  • Harmonia axyridis
  • Megacyllene robiniae
  • Neandra brunnea
  • Rhyssomatus lineaticollis
Diptera
  • Chironomus plumosus
Dictyoptera
  • Chinese mantis (introduced)
Hemiptera
  • Adelphocoris lineolatus
  • Green stink bug
  • Large milkweed bug
Hymenoptera
  • Dolichovespula maculata
  • Polistes dominulus
  • Polistes exclamans
  • Polistes fuscatus
  • Polistes metricus
  • Vespa crabro
  • Vespula maculifrons
Lepidoptera
Odonata
  • Blue dasher
  • Erythemis simplicicollis
  • Green darner
  • Ischnura posita
  • Lestes vigilax
  • Sympetrum vicinum
  • Variable dancer
Orthoptera
  • Differential grasshopper
  • Gryllus pennsylvanicus
  • Barrens or spotted-winged grasshopper
  • Spur-throat grasshopper
  • Blue-legged locust
  • Hebard's green-legged locust
  • Hoosier locust
  • Atlantic-coast or long-horned grasshopper
  • Lake Huron locust
  • Secretive locust
  • Post-oak grasshopper
  • Ceuthophilus silvestris
  • Ceuthophilus uhleri
  • Woodland meadow katydid
  • Bog conehead
  • Neoconocephalus retusus
  • Eelicate meadow katydid
  • Pine katydid
  • Davis's shield-bearer
  • Melodious ground cricket
  • Tamarack tree cricket
  • Pine tree cricket

Entognatha

  • Willowsia nigromaculata

Molluscs

  • Planogyra asteriscus (eastern flat-whorl)
  • Giant floater
  • Northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa)
  • Quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis)
  • Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha)

Vertebrates

Amphibians

Birds

Longer list at Michigan Breeding birds Atlas, Appendix 3

Turkeys in Clyde
Wild turkeys in Clyde
Sialia sialis -Michigan, USA -pair-8c
Eastern bluebirds in Michigan
Grus canadensis -Michigan, USA-8
Sandhill crane in Michigan
Dendroica kirtlandii -Michigan, USA -male-8 (5)
Kirtland warbler in Michigan
Cygnus olor -Michigan, USA -head-8
Mute swan in Michigan
Picoides pubescens -Michigan, USA -male-8
Downy woodpecker in Michigan
  • American bittern (Botanus lentiginosus)
  • American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
  • American kestrel (Falco sparverius)
  • American white pelican
  • Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
  • Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula)
  • Barn owl (Tyto alba)
  • Belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
  • Black duck
  • Black tern (Chlidonias niger)
  • Black-backed woodpecker (Picoides arcticus)
  • Black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
  • Blue goose or snow goose (Chen caerulescens)
  • Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)
  • Bobwhite quail
  • Boreal chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus)
  • Brant goose
  • Bonaparte's gull (Larus philadelphia)
  • Broad-winged hawk (Buteo platypterus)
  • Brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater)
  • Canada goose
  • Canvasback duck
  • Cardinal
  • Caspian tern (Sterna caspia)
  • Common loon (Gavia immer)
  • Common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
  • Common raven (Corvis corax)
  • Common tern (Sterna hirundo)
  • Coot
  • Crow
  • Double-crested cormorant
  • Dovekie (alle alle) (rare in state)
  • Downy woodpecker
  • Eastern meadowlark (Sturnella magna)
  • Forster's tern (Sterna forsteri)
  • Gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
  • Great blue heron (Ardea herodias)
  • Great egret
  • Great horned owl
  • Greater yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
  • Green heron
  • Hairy woodpecker
  • Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)
  • Herring gull (Larus argentantus)
  • House finch
  • House sparrow
  • King eider (Somateria spectabilis)
  • King rail (Rallus elegans)
  • Kirtland's warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii)
  • Least bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)
  • Lesser yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
  • Loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
  • Long-eared owl (Asio otis)
  • Long-tailed duck (Clangula hyemalis)
  • Mallard
  • Merganser
  • Merlin (Falco columbarius)
  • Mourning dove (Zenaida macroura)
  • Mute swan
  • Northern flicker
  • Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) (rare in state)
  • Northern goshawk
  • Northern harrier (Circus cyaneus)
  • Northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
  • Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
  • Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
  • Pheasant
  • Pigeon
  • Pileated woodpecker (Dryocuopus pileatus)
  • Pintail duck (Anas acuta)
  • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
  • Prairie warbler (Dendroica discolor)
  • Purple martin (Progne subis)
  • Red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)
  • Redhead duck
  • Red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus)
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Red-throated loon
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis)
  • Robin
  • Ross's goose
  • Ruby-throated hummingbird
  • Ruffed grouse
  • Rusty blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)
  • Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis)
  • Scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea)
  • Scaup
  • Scoters
  • Sharptailed grouse
  • Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus)
  • Snipe
  • Snowy owl
  • Sora rail
  • Spruce grouse (Canachites canadensis)
  • Trumpeter swan (Cygnus buccinator)
  • Tundra swan
  • Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura)
  • Upland sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)
  • Virginia rail
  • Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
  • White-fronted goose
  • Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
  • Willet (Tringa semipalmata)
  • Wilson's phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)
  • Wood duck
  • Woodcock
  • Yellow rail (Corturnicops noveboracensis)
  • Yellow-throated warbler (Dendroica dominica)

Extinct

Fish

  • Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)
  • American gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum)
  • American eel (Anguilla rostrata)
  • Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
  • Black buffalo (Ictiobus Niger)
  • Black bullhead (Ameiurus melas)
  • Black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)
  • Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)
  • Bigmouth buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus)
  • Brook (five-spined) stickleback (Culaea inconstans)
  • Brook silverside (Labidesthes sicculus)
  • Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
  • Brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus)
  • Brown trout (Salmo trutta)
  • Bowfin (Amia calve)
  • Burbot (Lota lota)
  • Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
  • Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
  • Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
  • Common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
  • Dace
  • Darter
  • Flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris)
  • Freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens)
  • Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
  • Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
  • Grass pickerel (Esox americanus vermiculatus)
  • Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
  • Killifish
  • Lake herring or northern cisco (Coregonus artedi)
  • Lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)
  • Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush)
  • Lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis)
  • Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)
  • Longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis)
  • Longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus)
  • Longnose sucker (Catostomus catostomus)
  • Menominee or round whitefish (Prosopium cylindraceum)
  • Mooneye (Hiodon tergisus)
  • Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy)
  • Ninespine stickleback ( Pungitius pungitius)
  • Northern hogsucker (Hypentelium nigricans)
  • Northern pike (Esox lucius)
  • Orangespotted sunfish (Lepomis humilis)
  • Oriental weatherfish (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus)
  • Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)
  • Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)
  • Quillback (Carpiodes cyprinus)
  • Rainbow darter (Etheostoma caeruleum)
  • Rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax)
  • Rainbow trout or steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • Redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus)
  • River redhorse (Moxostoma carinatum)
  • Rock bass (Ambloplites rupestris)
  • Round goby (Neogobius melanostomus)
  • Ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus)
  • Sauger (Sander canadensis)
  • Saugeye (Sander canadensis X Sander vitreus)
  • Sculpin
  • Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
  • Shiner
  • Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)
  • Smallmouth buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus)
  • Sockeye or kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka)
  • Splake (Salvelinus namaycush X Salvelinus fontinalis)
  • Spotted gar (Lepisosteus oculatus)
  • Stonecat (Noturus flavus)
  • Threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
  • Topminnow
  • Trout-perch (Percopsis omiscomaycus)
  • Tubenose goby (Proterorhinus marmoratus)
  • Walleye (Sander vitreus)
  • Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus)
  • Western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)
  • White bass (Morone chrysops)
  • White crappie (Pomoxis annularis)
  • White perch (Morone americana)
  • White sucker (Catostomus commersonii)
  • Yellow bullhead (Ameiurus natalis)
  • Yellow perch (Perca flavescens)

Extinct fish

  • Bigeye chub (Hybopsis amblops)
  • Bluepike (Sander vitreus glaucus)
  • Blackfin cisco(Coregonus nigrpinnis)
  • Deepwater cisco (Coregonus johannae)
  • Grayling (Thymallus arcticus)
  • Ironcolor shiner (Notropis chalybaeus)
  • Mississippi paddlefish (Polyodon spathula)
  • Shortnose cisco (Coregonus reighardi)
  • Weed shiner (Notropis texanus)

Mammals

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Fox squirrel in Portage, Michigan
Muskrat Michigan
Muskrat in Brownstown, Michigan
Gray Wolf Seney NWR 2
Grey wolf at Seney, Michigan
White-tailed Buck in a Wooded Area Kensington Metropark Michigan
White-tailed deer at Milan, Michigan

Reptiles


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