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:

July 4, 2015 -- Added photos of the eggs of the Eastern Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma americana, Emerald Jumper (spider) Paraphidippus
                       auratius
, Flower Longhorn Beetle Strangalepta abbreviata, Giant Crane Fly Tipula abdominalis and the Marsh Fly
                       
Trypetoptera canadensis.

July 2, 2015 -- Added photos of the Black Locust Treehopper
Vanduzea arquata, a Brisletail Trigoniophthalmus alternatus and a
                      Clearwing Moth
Carmenta ithacae.
Last update:  July 4, 2015