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 | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

- New leaf beetle added to MBP - Chalepus bicolor (W. Longbottom, det. R. Naczi).   (12/9/2017)

- New midge species added to MBP - Rhopalomyia pedicellata (W. Longbottom, ver. C. Eiseman).   (12/6/2017)

- New midge species added to MBP - Rhopalomyia fusiformae (W. Longbottom, ver. C. Eiseman).   (12/6/2017)

- New gall midge added to MBP - Grape Tumid Gallmaker Midge (M. Etheridge, det. C. Eiseman).   (12/6/2017)

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Species in checklists - 17,516

Species with photographs - 9,585

Total photos - 96,924

Total records - 383,742

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