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 over 17,000 species, including over 9,400 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 800 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

- New leafhopper species added to MBP - Eratoneura stephensoni (T. Reichard, det. K. Kittelberger).   (3/11/2018)

- New gall midge species added to MBP - Horse Balm Gall Midge (Boyer & McDowell, det. G. Williams).   (3/8/2018)

- New tortoise beetle genus (Physonota) added to MBP - Horsemint Tortoise Beetle (Boyer & McDowell, det. G. Williams).   (3/6/2018)

- New leafhopper genus added to MBP - Cantura jucunda (T. Reichard, det. K. Kittelberger).   (3/6/2018)

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Species in checklists - 17,647

Species with photographs - 9,728

Total photos - 102,723

Total records - 392,552

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