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 click beetle species added to MBP - Lacon avitus (D. Webb, det. B. Mathison).   (8/20/2019)

- New leafhopper species added to MBP - Illinigina illinoiensis (M. Etheridge, ver. K. Kittelberger).   (8/18/2019)

- New sand wasp genus added to MBP - Lestica sp. (B. Thurlow, det. J.S.. Ascher).   (8/17/2019)

- New rove beetle species added to MBP - Red-spotted Rove Beetle (E. Concari, ver. B. Mathison).   (8/12/2019)

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Species in checklists - 18,327

Species with photographs - 10,621

Total photos - 147,594

Total records - 453,607

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