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 more than 19,000 species, including over 11,000 species with photographs, and we feature the work of more than 6,000 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

- New shore fly genus added to MBP - Diclasiopa lacteipennis (S. Scholnick, ver. W. Mathis).    (11/27/2020)

- New leaf beetle genus added to MBP - Parchicola tibialis (M. Beziat, det. B. Buche).    (11/27/2020)

- New leaf beetle species added to MBP - Spinach Flea Beetle (M. Heartwood, det. B. Buche).   (11/27/2020)

- New march fly species added to MBP - Bibio abbreviatus (S. Scholnick).    (11/26/2020)

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Species in checklists - 19,194

Species with photographs - 11,562

Total photos - 309,582

Total records - 584,759

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