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:
October 2, 2014 -- Added photos of the eggs of the Angle-winged Katydid Microcentrum species, the Jumping Spider Thiodina
sylvana, 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
polyxenes, 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
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
pithecium, 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