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 micro moth species added to MBP - Hard Maple Budminer Moth (M. Etheridge).   (5/19/2019)

- New chalcidid wasp genus added to MBP - Cheiropachus sp. (B. Thurlow, det. C. Eiseman).   (5/16/2019)

- New weevil species added to MBP - Pelenomus sulcicollis (S. Scholnick, det. V. Belov).   (5/16/2019)

- New soldier beetle species added to MBP - Podabrus vernalis (S. Scholnick, det. V. Belov).   (5/16/2019)

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Species in checklists - 18,265

Species with photographs - 10,503

Total photos - 138,739

Total records - 444,639

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