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)

- Added flea status and relationship data mined from Eckerlin, 2011 (J. Reb).   (6/3/2020)

- New chalcidid wasp genus added to MBP - Eusandalum sp. (B. Thurlow, det. R. Hill).   (6/1/2020)

- New leafhopper genus added to MBP - Doleranus longulus (D. Webb, ver. K. Kittelberger).   (6/1/2020)

- New frit fly genus added to MBP - Chaetochlorops inquilinus (S. Scholnick, ver. J. F. Carr).   (5/31/2020)

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Species in checklists - 18,586

Species with photographs - 10,926

Total photos - 165,460

Total records - 473,044


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