5 Free Apps to Identify Bugs and Insects

5 free apps to identify bugs and insects
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Bug identifier apps are full of interesting facts and will help you learn more about your local environment. These 5 free insect identification apps will make for hours of outdoor fun.

At a loss to identify the many fascinating bugs buzzing about in summer? Not to worry, you don’t have to be an entomologist to be able to identify all of them — simply make use of one of the easy-to-use apps designed for that purpose.

Tip: If you’re looking to attract more insects into your garden overall, find out which flowering bushes and shrubs can do so.

1. Picture Insect: Bug Identifier

Picture Insect: Bug Identifier is the leading insect identification app. With the largest database available on an app, this bug identifier was developed with the help of expert entomologists. Simply take a photo of an insect to get descriptions, interesting stories, photos, and commonly asked questions. You’ll be your own expert in no time. 

2. Leps by Fieldguide

Leps by Fieldguide identifies all species of butterflies and moths.
Leps by Fieldguide identifies all species of butterflies and moths.
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This app is for all you butterfly-lovers out there. Leps by Fieldguide focuses on identifying butterflies and moths. With loads of information on the different species, and a space to share pictures and stories, you can connect with other enthusiasts and join the online, butterfly-loving community. 

3. Identify Bugs, Wildlife and Plants: Seek

This all-rounder app for identifying different species in the wild is not only helpful with identifying bugs and insects, but wildlife, plants, and fungi too! Developed by iNaturalist, Seek will make you into a walking, talking naturalist, full of knowledge about all things nature!

4. Insect Identifier by Photo

You can use the Insect Identifier app to save a list of your favorite facts and photos.
You can use the Insect Identifier app to save a list of your favorite facts and photos.
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Insect Identifier by photo is an easy-to-use bug identifier app with no fuss or excessive special features. Simply take a picture of the insect you are interested in, and the app will identify and share interesting information about it. You can also save all your pictures to create a collection of interesting insect photos and facts on the app. 

5. Insect Identification App: Bugs, Spiders

Insect Identification App has over 1,000 species of bugs cataloged in its database.
Insect Identification App has over 1,000 species of bugs cataloged in its database.
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Bug Identifier has over 1,000 species of bugs and insects cataloged in its database. All you have to do is take a picture of the insect you want to know more about, and Bug Identifier will do the rest. You can also share your pictures with other users, ask for second opinions, and chat with friends around the world. 

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