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:
July 21, 2015 -- Added new Prince George's County record for the Four-spotted Pennant (dragonfly) thanks to Mikey Lutmerding.
July 18, 2015 -- Added photos of the Big-headed Fly Chalarus sp., the Click Beetle Megapenthes limbalis, a Darkling Beetle Meracantha
contracta and the Giant Mayfly Hexagenia limbata.
July 4, 2015 -- Added photos of the eggs of the Eastern Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma americana, Emerald Jumper (spider) Paraphidippus
auratius, Flower Longhorn Beetle Strangalepta abbreviata, Giant Crane Fly Tipula abdominalis and the Marsh Fly
July 2, 2015 -- Added photos of the Black Locust Treehopper Vanduzea arquata, a Brisletail Trigoniophthalmus alternatus and a
Clearwing Moth Carmenta ithacae.
Last update: July 21, 2015