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 17,000 species, including over 8,800 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 600 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Baltimore Sun article and CNS interview on MBP! (Read about how to help)

- A new fly family, the big-headed flies (Pipunculidae), added to MBP - Eudorylas (E. Stanley, det. B. Dean).   (8/17/2017)

- New chalcid wasp genus added to MBP - Asaphes (J. Christopherson, det. BugGuide).   (8/17/2017)

- New false burnet moth genus added to MBP during the Howard County Conservancy bioblitz - Wockia asperipunctella (B. Ott, det. C. Eiseman).   (8/17/2017)

- New chalcid wasp genus added to MBP - Conura sp. (A. Bradford).   (8/15/2017)

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Species in checklists - 17,410

Species with photographs - 9,362

Total photos - 85,609

Total records - 351,629


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