Entomological 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, Delaware, Southern Pennsylvania,
Southern New Jersey, Northern Virginia,
Northern West Virginia, and the District of
MAIFS clients include:
- Conservation and Environmental Organizations -- surveys or evaluations of insects and other
- 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
pest control/management companies
- Private industry -- endangered invertebrate surveys and evaluations -- and pest identification for
- Individuals -- identification of pest arthropods and/or the conservation of invertebrate biodiversity on
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
What is new:
May 16, 2013 Added photo of the Filmy Dome Spider Neriene radiata thanks to Bonnie Ott.
May 13, 2013 Added photo of the Trashline Orbweaver Spider Cyclosa conica thanks to Bonnie Ott.
April 30, 2013 Updated MAIFS projects.
April 6, 2013 Added photo of the Water Lily Planthopper Megamelus davisi.
Last update: May 16, 2013