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 spider family added to MBP - Clubionidae (Elaver excepta) (M. Etheridge, det. J. Rosenfeld, Laura P./BugGuide).   (10/19/2019)

- New cockroach species added to MBP - Broad Wood Cockroach (T. Bell, det. A. Jeon).   (10/16/2019)

- New tachinid fly genus added to MBP - Gonia (J. Moore/ ver. N. Woodley).   (10/15/2019)

- New click beetle species added to MBP - Limonius brasilaris (J. Gallagher, ver. B. Mathison).   (10/13/2019)

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Species in checklists - 18,377

Species with photographs - 10,684

Total photos - 152,186

Total records - 458,485

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