Caterpillar Id USA East Coast 4+

Identify caterpillars

Mullen & Pohland GbR

Designed for iPad

    • $4.99



The only app available to identify 600 caterpillar species in the US! Caterpillars of the East can be identified through an ingenious ID key developed by biologists.

Based on David Wagner’s renowned Princeton field guide Caterpillars of Eastern North America, this exciting new app is the ultimate digital pocket guide for quickly and easily identifying the most common native caterpillar species in Eastern North America—and for keeping a personalized log of your sightings! Covering 576 species and featuring more than 1,200 superb color images, the app is also useful for identifying caterpillars in the whole of southern Canada, parts of the Pacific Northwest, and, at a generic level, in most of the United States west of the Mississippi.

Focusing on the larger, commonly encountered caterpillars that are most popular with gardeners, naturalists, and children, the app is designed to be enjoyed by nature lovers, hikers, and families, as well as by field biologists, zoologists, and other professionals.

Each of the 576 species is illustrated with 1 to 4 photos, with most of the main pictures showing the full-grown caterpillar, and other photos showing color variations and, for 383 species, the adult butterfly or moth as well. An abundance of information is given for each species, including taxonomy, description, occurrence, food, and additional interesting facts. All species are listed by their scientific and common names and can easily be compared by browsing according to their taxonomic classification.

A simple identification key narrows down potential species and consists of a choice of 9 major morphological traits, including 42 sub-traits, ranging from color combinations to body features, such as tails, knobs, and hair.

• Covers 576 caterpillar species
• Features 1,216 superb color images
• Offers 3 ways to sort and display species: gallery, A–Z, or taxonomic
• Lists caterpillars by their common and scientific names
• Allows you to compare caterpillars next to each other—up to 8 on an iPhone and 16 on an iPad
• Enables you to log your sightings, make notes for each, and sort your list by place, date, group, and name
• Plots sightings automatically on an editable map via GPS
• Includes export function for sending each list to any email address as a CSV data file

Once you download the app, no internet connection is needed—just get the app and get started!

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What’s New

Version 1.1

- Updated to the latest iOS Version
- minor corrections
- improved performance

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

bindysue2 ,


I was hoping for an app that I might be able to enter a photo for identification and this app does not have that function. I have an app like that for plants and it’s great but this doesn’t work that way. I can perform a search based on the characteristics of the caterpillar but it is frustrating when I am looking for a black caterpillar and it shows me dozens, if not a hundred photos of caterpillars of all colors, some which appear to have no black on them at all. I garden for pollinators but also grow some vegetables. All I want to do is to determine if the caterpillar destroying my plants is purely a pest, and how to deal with it, or if it is something I should just put up with because it will be a valued pollinator eventually. This app is of no use for doing this. I just wasted $4.99.

pammferg1947 ,

I agree with bindysue

This was a waste of $4.99. I entered specific characteristics and the app shows random results not close to color, length, hairiness, pattern, etc. I was duped.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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