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 17,700 species, including over 9,900 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 flat rove beetle genus added to MBP - Siagonium (E. Stanley, det. C. Harden).   (10/18/2018)

- New cuckoo wasp genus added to MBP - Holopyga (E. Stanley, det. V. Soon).   (10/18/2018)

- New globular springtail family (Katiannidae) added to MBP - Sminthurinus henshawi forma similitortus (E. Guevara, det. F. Janssens).    (10/17/2018)

- New crane fly added to MBP - Limonia domestica (T. Reichard, det. J.F. Carr).   (10/17/2018)

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Species in checklists - 17,943

Species with photographs - 10,179

Total photos - 124,251

Total records - 422,559


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