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 house fly genus added to MBP - Helina evecta (S. Scholnick, det. Dr. N. Vikhrev).   (11/16/2019)

- New house fly genus added to MBP - Mydaea flavicornis (S. Scholnick, ver. J. F. Carr, Dr. N. Vikhrev).   (11/15/2019)

- 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)

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Species in checklists - 18,412

Species with photographs - 10,725

Total photos - 154,153

Total records - 460,719


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