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 10, 2018 -- Added photo of the caterpillar of a White-dotted Groundling (Condica videns).
October 5, 2018 -- Added a Kent County, Maryland record and a Washington D.C. record for Blue-faced Meadowhawk
(Sympetrum ambiguum) thanks to Jim Moore and Sharon Forsyth.
September 28, 2018 -- Added photos of a Scallop Moth Caterpillar (Cepphis sp. prob. decoloraria), a Spotted Orbweaver
spider (Neoscona domiciliorum), a Striped Blister Beetle (Epicauta vittata), a Waved Sphinx Caterpillar
(Ceratomia undulosa), a Witch Hazel Dagger Caterpillar (Acronicta hamamelis) and the Tortrix Moth
September 26, 2018 -- Added photos of a Large Maple Spanworm Moth (Prochoerodes lineola), a Leaf-footed Bug
(Leptoglossus fulvicornis) and the Syrphid Fly (Rhingia nasica).
September 25, 2018 -- Added photos of a Furrow Orbweaver (Lariniodes cornutus), Geometrid Moth (Macaria sp.) and the
Green Cloverworm Moth (Hypena scabra).
September 24, 2018 -- Added photos of an Antmimic Jumping Spider (Synemosyna formica), Common House
Spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum), Black-waved Flannel Caterpillar (Megalopyge crispata) and a Small
Necklace Moth Caterpillar (Noctuidae -- Hypsoropha hormos).
September 9, 2018 -- Added Dorchester County Record of a Blue-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum ambiguum).
Last update: October 10, 2018