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

  • 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:

October 2, 2014 -- Added photos of the eggs of the Angle-winged Katydid Microcentrum species, the Jumping Spider Thiodina
, the Northern Walkingstick Diapheromera femorata, the Geometrid moth caterpillar Besma quercivoratia,
                              the Toadlike Bolas Spider
Mastophora phrynosoma and the adult of the Buffalo Treehopper Ceresa species.

September 25, 2014 -- Added photos of the Arched hooktip Moth caterpillar
Depana arcuata, Black Swallowtail caterpillar Papilio
, Blackberry Gall Midge Neolasioptera farinosa, Red-humped Oakworm Symmerista canicosta,
                                Snowberry Clearwing caterpillar
Hemaris diffinis, Snowy Urola Moth Urola nivalis, Southern Oak Dagger Moth
Acronicta increta, Treetop Bush Katydid nymph Scudderia fasciata, Unicorn Caterpillar Schizura unicornis,
                                Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar
Lochmaeus manteo and the Scarb Beetle Euphoria sepulcralis.

September 21, 2014 -- Added photos of the Gall-like scale Allokermes galliformis, the Keeled Treehopper Entylia carinata, the Oak
                               Lobed Galls
Cynips stobilana, the gall midge Polystepha pilulae and the Poplar Petiole Gall Moth
Ectoedemia populella.

September 19, 2014 -- Added photo of the Barklice
Cerastipsocus species.

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

September 5, 2014 -- Added photos of the Spined Soldier Bug
Podisus maculiventris eating a Monkey Slug Phobetron
, 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:  October 3, 2014