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 syrphid fly species added to MBP - Criorhina verbosa (D. Webb, ver. B. Dean).   (3/26/2020)

- New humpbacked fly genus added to MBP - Myriophora sp. (J. Moore, det. K. Wolgemuth and T. Hedlund).   (3/25/2020)

- New frit fly species added to MBP - Chlorops certimus (S. Scholnick, det. J. F. Carr).   (3/22/2020)

- New syrphid fly species added to MBP - Chalcosyrphus metallifer (S. Scholnick, ver. B. Dean).   (3/22/2020)

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Species in checklists - 18,535

Species with photographs - 10,865

Total photos - 161,408

Total records - 469,123


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