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. We have already cataloged over 17,000 species, including over 8,800 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 600 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Baltimore Sun article and CNS interview on MBP! (Read about how to help)

- New rove beetle added to MBP - Platydracus zonatus (B. Hubick, det. V. Belov & A. Brunke).   (7/22/2017)

- New leafhopper species added to MBP - White Eye-striped Leafhopper (T. Reichard, det. J. Rosenfeld).   (7/21/2017)

- New longlegged fly added to MBP - Amblypsilopus scintillans (K. Schwarz, det. J. Carr).   (7/19/2017)

- New soldier beetle added to MBP - Podabrus protensus (M. Etheridge, det. J. Brown).   (7/19/2017)

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Species in checklists - 17,369

Species with photographs - 9,315

Total photos - 82,610

Total records - 347,649


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