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 chalcidid wasp genus added to MBP - Paraolinx sp. (D. Webb, ver. R. Hill and B. Zuparko).   (4/5/2020)

- New leafhopper species added to MBP - Ponana rubida (M. Etheridge, det. K. Kittelberger).   (4/2/2020)

- New plant-parasitic hemipteran family added to MBP - Shieldbacked Pine Seed Bug (B. Thurlow, ver. J.E. Eger).   (3/31/2020)

- New fungus species added to MBP - Trametes hirsuta (J. & R. Solem, R. Orr, E. Concari).   (3/31/2020)

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Species in checklists - 18,542

Species with photographs - 10,875

Total photos - 161,739

Total records - 469,477

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