From the creators of the National Audubon Society Field Guides and the National Wildlife Federation Guides comes an all-new, beautiful and intuitive guide to 627 North American butterflies, with more than 1,850 photographs, dynamic search functions, and more. Includes the entire updated butterflies text from the National Audubon Society series of field guides (22 million copies in print).

Utilizing the latest iOS technologies, you can:

• Search by name (common and scientific) using either keyboard or verbal search systems; type or speak all or part of a butterfly’s name to search for its detailed account.
• Organize butterflies species alphabetically or taxonomically.
• Search by family, shape, habitat, region, color, size—or any combination.

Every species account contains the entire text content of the Audubon Guides to aerial and terrestrial wildlife in North America—all recently updated—and features high-quality color photography. Touch to open any or all of the text sections, and to enlarge photos.

Each species account contains:

• description with identification details
• habitat description
• range information
• discussion of the species’ behavior and other notable characteristics
• Family and Order information
• photos of similar species with links to those species’ accounts
• links to the Wikipedia entry for every species

The apps also contain note-taking and photo uploading functions. Keep a digital journal of your findings and share them with family, friends, and our growing online community.

Other Fieldstone Guide apps in this series include:
• Fieldstone Guide to Amphibians
• Fieldstone Guide to Birds
• Fieldstone Guide to Insects
• Fieldstone Guide to Mammals
• Fieldstone Guide to Reptiles
• Fieldstone Guide to Spiders

What’s New

Version 1.2

• Improved Quick Search - We've added the option to display quick search results in either the original vertical list format or a new grid format that fits more results on a screen.

• Corrected a back-end issue that caused some text fields not to display.
• Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

Rueben_Sammiches ,

I absolutely love!

This is a really amazing app; it's beautiful and VERY comprehensive. I'm so impressed by the number of species. Its very easy to filter searches to find what I want, the local region option is my favorite (it should have its own filter option under advanced search)!!! I'm currently doing butterfly research and this is an invaluable tool since all my field guide books tend to get bent up in the field.

Constructive Criticisms:
I still think local region should have its own option under the filter sections.

I wish in the journal section I could link pictures, notes, and locations together. I imagine this as a list of notes that when tapped I see the picture (maybe even a collection!), notes I've take underneath that, and the map with location pin below in the same style as it is now. I want to use the journal to log my sightings but this is difficult the way it works now.

The opening page was confusing at first because I didn't realize you could scroll down!

I wish the species entries had a map for their range. I also wish the pictures were somehow sectioned into images of the adult, chrysalis/cocoon, caterpillar, egg, and host plant. That's a lot to ask but it would be VERY helpful.

Again this app is incredibly amazing and I will be using it A LOT! I hope to buy more in this collection of guides.

avocet32 ,

Needs work

A promising start. Large photos and seems fairly comprehensive. Needs more work on the descriptions and similar species sections. Either missing or very terse. Filter by region is a great idea, but when I filter for Mid-Atlantic many species found only in S Texas are shown. With some more work this would be excellent so I hope further development is planned. For now, it is a useful reference with flaws. Range maps would be another nice addition.

ShadowDragon7 ,

definitely needs caterpillars!

otherwise, a great app. :)


Fieldstone Publishing, Inc.
258 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Fieldstone Publishing, Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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