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 19,000 species, including nearly 12,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 10,000 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | MBP Conservationist of the Year award | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)


- New soldier beetle species added to MBP - Dichelotarsus cinctipennis (M. Etheridge, det. M. Geiser).    (5/16/2021)

- New gall wasp species added to MBP - Amphibolips quercusfuliginosa (B. Hubick).    (5/14/2021)

- New soldier fly species added to MBP - Merosargus caeruleifrons (Z. Dankowicz, det. M. Hauser).    (5/14/2021)

- New gall wasp genus added to MBP - Melikaiella sp. (det. T. Frey).    (5/14/2021)

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Species in checklists - 19,753

Species with photographs - 12,009

Total photos - 371,958

Total records - 638,349

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