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:

April 22, 2015 -- Added photos of the Crane Fly Tipula caloptera, Subdued Quaker Orthosia revicta, Phyllira Tiger Moth
                         
Grammia phyllira, Common Spring Moth Heliomata cycladata, Dusted Skipper Atytonopsis hianna and the Tortricid
                         Moth
Gretchena watchungana.

April 21, 2015 -- Added photos of the Black-sided Pygmy Grasshopper
Tettigidea lateralis, Yellow-marked Beetle Clytus ruricola,
                         Stitched Ground Beetle
Carabus vinctus, Spotted Lady Beetle Coleomegilla maculata lengi, Fire-colored Beetle larva
                         
Neopyrochroa sp. and the Leaf Beetle Baliosus nervosus.
Last update:  April  22, 2015