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 18,000 species, including over 10,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 1,000 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

- New cricket species added to MBP - Slossons Scaly Cricket (S. Housten, det. R. Love and B. Woo/BugGuide.).   (11/7/2019)

- New leaf beetle species added to MBP - Imported Willow Leaf Beetle (S. Scholnick, ver. B. Mathison).   (11/3/2019)

- New spider wasp species added to MBP - Priocnemis cornica (S. Scholnick, det. N. Fensler).   (11/3/2019)

- New seed bug species added to MBP - Neortholomus scolopax (S. Scholnick, ver. V. Belov).   (11/3/2019)

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Species in checklists - 18,408

Species with photographs - 10,724

Total photos - 153,844

Total records - 460,144

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