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. We have already cataloged over 16,000 species, including over 7,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 500 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Baltimore Sun article and CNS interview on MBP! (Read about how to help)

- Added a new family of cuckoo wasp (Dryinidae) (J. Young, C. Taylor).   (7/18/2016)

- New family of true bugs for the project: Water Treaders (Mesoveliidae) (S. Schade).   (7/16/2016)

- Added 14 new Orthoptera species, 146 records (GrylTett DB) (Processed by M. Koenig).   (7/14/2016)

- New moth species added to MBP - Xanthophysa Moth (J. Glaser).   (7/14/2016)

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Species in checklists - 16,521

Species with photographs - 7,789

Total photos - 50,870

Total records - 262,324

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