iRecord Grasshoppers 4+

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings
    • Free



The sound of Grasshoppers and Crickets (Orthoptera) singing epitomises warm summer days. However, Orthoptera and related insects are not well recorded in the UK and so scientists have little information about their distribution and abundance. This information is vital for us to discern changes in population or distribution due to changes in the environment such as land use and climate change.

This guide will make it easy for you to identify and record the grasshoppers and crickets you find. The app features lots of information about each species, high quality image galleries and also sound files of each vocal species so that you can identify them by call.

The app also features associated insects such as the earwigs, stick insects and cockroaches.

What’s New

Version 2.1.4

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Ability to record and submit sound recordings of grasshoppers and crickets
View live sonograms of the recordings as you make them (these also get submitted with your records)
A heterodyne "bat recorder" feature to enable quiet and high-pitched chirps to be more easily detected (uses headphones)
Various minor bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Sequella ,

Great but requires update

Really useful app. Would score 5 stars if it was up to date. There’s at least one species missing (Large Conehead) and some maps & distribution comments are well out of date (e.g. Tree Crickets are now abundant at Dungeness in south Kent).

Martin, Reading ,

High quality and comprehensive

The best natural history app I have seen. Sound recordings very useful for fieldwork.

Hephzibah Eden ,


Fantastic app. Really like the sound recordings

App Privacy

The developer, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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