Maryland Biodiversity Project (MBP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on cataloging all the living things of Maryland. Our goal is to promote education and conservation by helping to build a vibrant nature study community. The project was started in June 2012 by Bill Hubick and Jim Brighton. Our community has cataloged more than 19,000 species, including over 11,000 species with photographs, and we feature the work of more than 6,000 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

- New clown beetle genus added to MBP - Platylomalus aequalis (D. Webb, det. V. Belov)    (1/24/2021)

- New vespid wasp species added to MBP - Ancistrocerus lutonidus (F. Jacobsen, ver. M. Buck)    (1/24/2021)

- New micro moth species added to MBP - Pelochrista vagana (T. Reichard, ver. H. McGuinness)    (1/21/2021)

- New micro moth genus added to MBP - Glauce pectenalaeella (T. Reichard)    (1/20/2021)

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Species in checklists - 19,413

Species with photographs - 11,720

Total photos - 324,917

Total records - 597,436

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