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Audubon Insects and Spiders – A Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders

By National Audubon Society

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The best field guide for the season!

Nothing beats Audubon mobile field guides! With 1 million downloads, they are the most trusted authoritative field guide collection in North America. Highest quality at an affordable price.

The indispensable reference for over 500 insects and spiders. Featuring comprehensive photos and in-depth descriptions.

Parent Tested Parent Approved Award - Sept. 2010 

Audubon Insects and Spiders is your introduction to the most common species of insects and spiders in North America. Created in affiliation with the National Audubon Society, this app features in-depth information on 507 species with high-quality photos. 

*This guide does not include moths and butterflies, which can be found in Audubon Butterflies. 


◆ Professional color photographs detailing every species with extraordinary clarity, and Gallery view for quick identification and comparison!

◆ In-depth descriptions of every species, with authoritative information on range, habitat, life cycle and much more. 

◆ Real time availability, no matter where you are, even without an internet connection. 

◆ ‘NatureShare’ feature allows you to track and annotate your personal sightings by location, and share with friends by email or Facebook. 

◆ State-of-the-Art search functions: 
- By first name, last name, and scientific name of every species 
- By shape 
- By order 
- By multiple “advanced search” variables including shape, habitats, regions, colors and sizes 

◆ Reference section includes information on finding insects, illustrated diagrams of insect and spider body plans, classifications, natural history and even how to start your own collection

◆ From the leading publisher of nature and wildlife apps, our mobile field guides have received 22 special mentions and recognition in the iTunes store.

◆ Note: Requires iOS6.0 or higher

About Audubon Guides: 

Audubon Guides are a comprehensive suite of digital field apps created in alliance with National Audubon Society (NAS). For more information, please see:

About the Developer:
The National Audubon Society’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

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What's New in Version 1.9.1

- Updated Facebook library
- Adjusted resources for iPhone6/6+
- Enhanced performance
- Requires iOS6.0 or higher


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Customer Reviews

Please tell me improvements are coming...

First: I am not in Vermont. Honest. Why won't you let me change it?! 😤
Second: where are all the bugs?? I thought perhaps this app just had a crappy search function, or weird data that unnecessarily constricted search results - but after finding the scientific name of the moth I was trying to identify (by searching via description online, thank you Google) & then searching DIRECTLY for it, discovered it is nowhere in the app. I PAID for this app; I'm INCREDIBLY disappointed that the database of insects included is more the size of a 'free preview'. If the number of specimens is not going to increase, I'm deleting this app and I'd like my money back.
The whole reason I bought ALL your field guide apps is because
a) I'm tired of keeping all the hard copy field guides in the car all the time,
b) sometimes I'm nowhere near my car,
c) it's hard to carry all the books with me (kinda heavy), and
d) sometimes I'm out in the wilderness with no internet access, and wanted an app I could rely on when Google search was unavailable. This app isn't it. :-(

Not bad but... Then gotten worse

I like the app, though it needs increased functionality to allow for avid users to add to the marginally adequate database. I've had numerous sitings and there isn't a way to add them if they're not already present. This goes for all the Audubon apps, which I have purchased several. Spiders, moths, birds and others. Please improve
This latest version has been worse. The location is always wrong and you have to drag the pin all the way across the country because it doesn't save your location.
There are thousands of different spiders and this app has about 20 listed.

Good start, room for improvement!

I enjoy using this app with my kids. Great catalog for common insects out here in Utah. The map needs work, it should tap into the phones GPS rather than having to drag the pin across the entire map of the United States. Also you can only move the pin while zoomed in 300%, making the process of moving the pin rather annoying.

Keep the updates coming!

Audubon Insects and Spiders – A Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 1.9.1
  • Size: 332 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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