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:

August 17, 2018 -- Added photo of Sphecidae: Ammophila procera, a Thread-waisted Wasp.

July 15, 2018 -- Added Cecil County Record of Vesper Bluet (
Enallagma vesperum) thanks to Hal White and Jim White

July 5, 2018 -- Added Garrett County Record of a Little Blue Dragonlet (
Erythrodiplax minuscula) thanks to Rick Cheicante and
                       Dave Czaplak

July 1, 2018 -- Added St. Marys County Record of a Swamp Spreadwing (
Lestes vigilax) thanks to Bill Hubick, Jim Brighton and
                      Jared Satchell.
Last update:  August 17, 2018