The Waterbug App 4+

Michael Sharman

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 12 Ratings
    • Free



Identify waterbugs (freshwater invertebrates) from Australia, assess the
health of a river/creek/wetland and submit data to contribute to the
citizen science program - The National Waterbug Blitz.

What’s New


Added better diagnostic logging.
Fixed an issue where a taxon can't be saved or deleted.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

downthebeach ,

If only all field guides were this good

This app is a very helpful resource for the field identification of waterbugs. Great for citizen scientists, enthusiasts and freshwater ecologists in the field. There is also lots of other useful information for each Waterbug including size, habitat, movement, confused with and SIGNAL scores.
Great work!!

Fly Maker ,

Fly maker

I fly fish and find your Ap a very useful way to identify what is in the water.

Waterbug fan ,

Speedbug is a must!

Love the simple language and illustrations. A great app for beginners and developing freshwater ecologists.

App Privacy

The developer, Michael Sharman, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

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