Arthropod Photographic Identification Website and
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 and the District of Columbia.
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:
June 17, 2018 -- Add new Kent County Record of the Amber-winged Spreadwing (Lestes eurinus) thanks to Hal White.
June 1, 2018 -- Added photos of the Fern Sawfly (Strongylogaster sp.) and the galls of the Birch Velvet Eriophyid Gall Mites
May 28, 2018 -- Added new Allegany County Record of a Arrowhead Spiketail (Cordulegaster obliqua) thanks to Rick Borchelt.
May 12, 2018 -- Added photo of the Hairy-footed Flower Bee (Anthophora villosula).
Last update: June 17, 2018