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 a new bee species known only from Jug Bay, AA Co., Maryland - Epeolus andriyi (S. Droege/USGS PWRC).   (2/28/2020)

- Processed 300+ flea records from Eckerlin (2011) (proc. J. Reb).   (2/27/2020)

- New moth genus added to MBP - Framinghamia helvalis (D. Webb, det. H. McGuinness).   (2/23/2020)

- New root-maggot Fly fly species added to MBP - Eutrichota fuscipes (S. Scholnick, ver. J. F. Carr).   (2/21/2020)

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Species in checklists - 18,520

Species with photographs - 10,855

Total photos - 159,902

Total records - 467,573


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