Picture Insect: Spiders & Bugs 4+

Identification & Pest Control

Next Vision Limited

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Picture insect is an easy-to-use insect identifier tool that utilizes AI technology. Simply take a photo of an insect or upload one from your phone gallery, and the app will tell you all about it in a second.

Got bitten by an unknown insect but not sure about its toxicity? Wonder the name of the moth you got in your mothing activity? Found pests in your home garden and want to find solutions to get rid of them?

Open the Picture Insect app and point your phone camera toward the insect/pest, and you will have your puzzles solved.

Get the Picture Insect app today and join a community of over 3 million insect enthusiasts worldwide.

Key Features:

Fast and accurate insect ID
- Instantly identify butterflies, moths, and spiders with AI photo recognition technology. Identify 4,000+ species of insect species with incredible accuracy.

Rich insect learning resources
- Full encyclopedia of insects which includes names, high-definition images, FAQs, characteristics, and more. High-quality articles on the insect field. Your real insect guidebook.

Insect bites reference
- Learn about hazardous insect bites like spiders, mosquitoes, and ants to get prevention tips. Keep your family safe.

Pest detection & control tips
- Scan the bug to identify whether it's a pest, and get helpful info and detection and control hacks.

Record your observation
- Keep track of identified species in your personal collection and easily share them with your friends.

About Picture Insect Premium:
-Subscription Name: Yearly Premium
-Subscription Duration:1 year(7 days trial)
-Subscription Description: Users will get a 1-year Picture Insect Premium which includes identifying insects without limits, getting answers from entomologists, studying insects with numerous info, and no watermarks or ads.

• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period
• The account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable
• The user may manage the subscription and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase

Terms of Use: https://app-service.pictureinsect.com/static/user_agreement.html
Privacy Policy: https://app-service.pictureinsect.com/static/privacy_policy.html

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What’s New

Version 2.17.0

A few minor bugs have been fixed for smoother user experience.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
31.5K Ratings

31.5K Ratings

Lusnowdrop ,

Very great app even without subscription!

Although without buying a subscription, you get many popups, you can easily press “continue with limited version”. I’m considering buying a subscription because I use this app so often as a gardener! For example, today I was able to identify some green lacewing larvae that were helping my garden rid of aphids. I’ve successfully identified many insects on this app and it even helped me realize that the butterflies I was finding weren’t painted ladies, but a different species. I really love using this and learning more and more about bugs. I’ve been able to identify so many spiders including crab spiders, orb weavers and a species of harvestmen I didn’t even know existed! This app also has all ladybug identifications and has helped me identify many different species. I cannot recommend this app enough.

For those saying this app doesn’t give enough information about species- you can always look them up and learn more as well as how to deal with pests. (It’s what I do!) I use this app to get my identifications and then do further research.

I also love how you can look back on all your identifications and pictures you have. It really feels like you have your own little collection made by you.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thanks so much for the good comment, no matter you paid or not, you can always email to us for support at support@pictureinsect.com.

Noxave of Fire Stars ,

Very accurate!

I’ve used this app for a little over a year now and identified whatever happens to spark my curiosity. The results are usually very close to an actual species, and it’s 99% guaranteed for an accurate genus classification from the 3 options it gives you. I have an older iPhone, so my camera is not all that great and I take a lot of fuzzy-ish photos of small spiders, but the accuracy is still very spot on for what the image can convey! It’s amazing how this app can pick up small details like tiny dots or spines that are barely visible from an image.

The brief overview of the insect is also very insightful, although most times general about toxins or venoms (lower risk, higher risk, aggressive vs. passive, etc.). I like how it gives you a map of where the insect is commonly found and for what time of year, as well as photos from other members or sourced from online to further identify your specimen.

My only criticism is the pop up every time I open the app asking me to upgrade to premium, but other than that, there are no ads whatsoever and the free version works great for me.

Overall, fantastic app for the free experience! I’m no scientist so I’m not sure I would recommend this for academic studies (even though I bet it’d be a good head start to identifying a genus/family if you’re not sure), but it sure is a helpful tool for anyone curious about a bug! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

MTroutBug ,

Needs Work

An ok app. Like many ID apps, it will often try to identify to a level not possible from the photo, resulting in misinformation. For example, if I post a photo that is only identifiable to family level, it will always attempt a species ID anyway. As far as accuracy goes, it is hit or miss. I was pleasantly surprised with the accuracy of some ID’s such as a least skipper photo I posted, but it also gets other obvious and distinctive insects such as the Coral hairstreak wrong (I study butterflies so that is largely what I tested). For many insects this probably isn’t a big deal, but it would be best to leave ID’s at a higher taxon level like family or genus if it is just going to make inaccurate species ID’s. It would also be good to have a comment system of sorts since correcting the ID is confusing if the photo isn’t identifiable to species and the app put the insect in the wrong family or order. Information about the insects themselves is usually fine but some entries are about the wrong organism (Ex: Mormon fritillary description talks about Tortoiseshell butterflies which are in a different genus). I can’t see a reason to use it over other ID apps unless accuracy improves.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear you are unsatisfied with the identification accuracy. Please try changing the angle or distance to make sure the camera is focused on the species. If it still doesn't work, please email to support@pictureinsect.com for further assistance.



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