Entomological Photographic Identification Website
and Consulting Service
The Mid-Atlantic Invertebrate Field Studies
(MAIFS) website provides a photographic
identification reference for the terrestrial and
fresh water invertebrates found within the
Mid-Atlantic Region.  MAIFS is also a Consulting
Service that provides expertise and field work on
the survey, identification and conservation of
terrestrial and fresh water invertebrates in
Maryland and the District of Columbia.
MAIFS clients include:

  • Conservation and Environmental Organizations -- surveys or evaluations of insects and other
invertebrates

  • Federal Agencies -- surveys or evaluations of insects and other invertebrates

  • State/County Agencies -- surveys or evaluations of insects and other invertebrates

  • Environmental Consulting Firms -- targeted invertebrate surveys

  • Private industry -- endangered invertebrate surveys and evaluations -- and pest identification for
pest control/management companies

  • Individuals -- identification of pest arthropods and/or the conservation of invertebrate biodiversity on
their property
Mid-Atlantic Invertebrate
Field Studies (MAIFS)
MAIFS provides field surveys, identification, wildlife photography, advice and
analysis for:
dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies, stoneflies, tiger beetles, bees, ants, grasshoppers,
katydids, crickets, spiders, and most other arthropod groups;  federal and state endangered/threatened
arthropods;  Indicator species for freshwater wetland/terrestrial habitats and  analysis/identification of invasive or
pestilent arthropods.
What is new:

September 17, 2014 -- Added photos of the Pink-striped Oakworm moth, Rice Stink Bug and Rusty Spider Wasp.

September 16, 2014 -- Added new Washington County, Maryland record for the Tiger Spiketail Dragonfly thanks to Hans
                                  Holbrook.

September 5, 2014 -- Added photos of the Spined Soldier Bug
Podisus maculiventris eating a Monkey Slug Phobetron
                              pithecium
, a Smaller Parasa Slug Caterpillar Parasa chloris, a Sycamore Lace Bug Corythucha ciliata
                             
 and the nymph of a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Halyomorpha halys.
Last update:  September 17, 2014