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:

17-May-2019 -- Added new Washington County Record of a Southern Pygmy Clubtail (Lanthus vernalis) thanks to Jim Wilkinson.

08-May-2019 -- Added new Anne Arundel County, MD record of a Furtive Forktail
(Ischnura prognata).  Also new Queen Annes County
                       records of the Comet Darner (
Anax longipes) & Slender Spreadwing (Lestes rectangularis) thanks to Hal White and
                       John Gillespie.

03-May-2019 -- Added new Queen Anne's County, MD Record of a Double-Ringed Pennant (
Celithemis verna) thanks to John Gillespie.
Last update:  May 17, 2019