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 rove beetle genus added to MBP - Tasgius melanarius (D. Webb, det. A. Brunke/BugGuide.).   (1/23/2020)

- New jagged ambush bug species added to MBP - Pennsylvania Ambush Bug (S. Housten, det. V. Belov/BugGuide).   (1/18/2020)

- New fungus species added to MBP - Rosellinia quercina (A. Looker, det. J. & R. Solem, ver. A. Bessette).   (1/8/2020)

- New longlegged fly species added to MBP - Dactylomyia lateralis (S. Scholnick, ver. J.F. Carr).   (1/6/2020)

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Species in checklists - 18,491

Species with photographs - 10,815

Total photos - 158,268

Total records - 465,410


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