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 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:

10-May-2020 -- Added photo of the Boxwood Leafminer fly (Cecidomyiidae -- Monarthropalpus flavus)

07-May-2020 -- Added photo of a Queen Southern Yellowjacket (
Vespula squamosa)

20-April-2020 -- Added new Harford County dragonfly record of
Sympetrum corruptum (Variegated Meadowhawk) thanks to Nathaniel
                     Schwartz

14-April-2020 -- Added new Calvert County dragonfly record of
Sympetrum corruptum (Variegated Meadowhawk) thanks to Jason Avery

07-April-2020 -- Added new Garrett County dragonfly record of
Libellula vibrans (Great Blue Skimmer) thanks to John Bocan
Last update:  May 10, 2020