The Waterbug App 4+

Michael Sharman

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 11 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


- Improved the photo gallery, it now has a link to show the taxon details.
- Gives an option to discard unsaved survey edits.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Nimblenemesis ,

Getting there

The book is an absolute gem but this app is just a bit...well....buggy.
Pictures don't fit the screen, the hand drawn pictures are cute but diminish the experience and navigation is clunky, but the detail is there if you persist.
I'd be disappointed if I had paid something but given it costs nothing we should all be grateful for such easy access to the awesome information you will find here.
Fantastic for the fly fisherman out there and any amateur bug enthusiast.

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.

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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