Aqua Bugs

The Aqua Bugs app helps solve bug ID mysteries with a few simple questions. Clear directions paired with simple line drawings walk you through each choice. Like magic, the name of your bug will appear along with a gallery of photographs and brief description of its key features.

Features
  • Created for beginning and intermediate water quality monitors. Also great for anglers.
  • Easy-to-use, step-by-step identification of the most common macroinvertebrates found in freshwater streams throughout the United States.
  • Accurate descriptions, line drawings, and photographs illustrate each aquatic insect and crustacean.
  • Simple, clear navigation.
  • Not My Bug feature to help with the most common mistakes in aquatic bug ID.
  • Free! The Izaak Walton League’s goal in providing this app is to make it easy to explore local streams and monitor water quality in your neighborhood.
Available for download at the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.

 

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PHOTO CREDITS

We are grateful to the following people and organizations who allowed us to use their images to help stream monitors ID their bugs.


Bob Hendricks

Black Fly larva
Black Fly 1_Bob Hendricks
Black Fly larva
Black Fly 2_Bob Hendricks
Caddisfly larva (with case)
Caddisfly 1_Bob Hendricks
Caddisfly larva
Caddisfly 2_Bob Hendricks
Caddisfly larva
Caddisfly 3_Bob Hendricks
Common Netspinning Caddisfly larva
Common Netspinning Caddisfly 1_Bob Hendricks
Common Netspinning Caddisfly larva
Common Netspinning Caddisfly 2_Bob Hendricks
Common Netspinning Caddisfly larva
Common Netspinning Caddisfly 3_Bob Hendricks
Common Netspinning Caddisfly larva
Common Netspinning Caddisfly 4_Bob Hendricks
Crane Fly larva
Crane Fly_Bob Hendricks
Damselfly larva
Damselfly 6_Bob Hendricks
Damselfly larva
Damselfly 7_Bob Hendricks
Dragonfly larva
Dragonfly 1_Bob Hendricks
Dragonfly larva
Dragonfly 2_Bob Hendricks
Dragonfly larva
Dragonfly 7_Bob Hendricks
Dragonfly larva
Dragonfly 8_Bob Hendricks
Mayfly larva
Mayfly 1_Bob Hendricks
Mayfly larva
Mayfly 9_Bob Hendricks
Mayfly larva
Mayfly 10_Bob Hendricks
Mayfly larva
Mayfly 11_Bob Hendricks
Mayfly larva
Mayfly 12_Bob Hendricks
Mayfly larva
Mayfly 13_Bob Hendricks
Mayfly larva
Mayfly 17_Bob Hendricks
Mayfly larva
Mayfly 20_Bob Hendricks
Midge larva
Midge 1_Bob Hendricks
Stonefly larva
Stonefly 1_Bob Hendricks
Stonefly larva
Stonefly 2_Bob Hendricks
Stonefly larva
Stonefly 6_Bob Hendricks
Stonefly larva
Stonefly 9_Bob Hendricks
Water Penny
Water Penny 1_Bob Hendricks
Water Penny
Water Penny 2_Bob Hendricks
Whirligig Beetle larva
Whirligig beetle_Bob Hendricks


Eileen Miller

Aquatic Sowbug
Aquatic sowbug 1_Eileen Miller
Aquatic Sowbug
Aquatic sowbug 2_Eileen Miller
Aquatic Worm
Aquatic worm_Eileen Miller
Crayfish
Crayfish_Eileen Miller
Fishfly larva
Fishfly_Eileen Miller
Flatworm
flatworm 1_Eileen Miller
Flatworm
flatworm 2_Eileen Miller
Gilled Snail
gilled snail_Eileen Miller
Leech
leech 2_Eileen Miller
Scud
scuds_Eileen Miller
Watersnipe Fly larva
watersnipe fly_Eileen Miller


Great Swamp Watershed Association

Cranefly larva
cranefly larvae_Great Swamp Watershed Association


Paul Havlinka

Crayfish
crayfish_Paul Hlavinka

Insectimages.org/Colin van Overdijk

Freshwater shrimp
freshwater shrimp_insectimages.org_Colin van Overdijk


John Parke

Mussel
Alewife Floater Mussel_John Parke
Clam
Asian Clam_John Parke
Lunged Snail
Lunged Snail_John Parke


Missouri Department of Conservation

Alderfly larva
Alderfly 1_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Alderfly larva
Alderfly 2_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Aquatic Sowbug
Aquatic sowbug_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Aquatic Worm
Aquatic Worm_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Black Fly larva
Blackfly 1_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Black Fly larva
Blackfly 3_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Caddisfly larva
Caddisfly_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Clam
Clam_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Common Netspinning Caddisfly larva
Common Net Spinning Caddisfly 3_Missouri Department of Conservation
Common Netspinning Caddisfly larva
Common Net Spinning Caddisfly_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Cranefly larva
Crane Fly 2_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Cranefly larva
Crane Fly 3_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Damselfly larva
Damselfly 2_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Damselfly larva
Damselfly 3_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Dobsonfly larva
Dobsonfly 2_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Fishfly larva
Fishfly_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Gilled Snail
Gilled Snail 3_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Leech
Leech_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Mayfly larva
Mayfly 2_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Mayfly larva
Mayfly 4_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Midge Fly larva
Midge Fly 1_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Mussel
Mussel_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Riffle Beetle (adult)
Riffle Beetle Adult 1_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Riffle Beetle (adult)
Riffle Beetle Adult 2_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Riffle Beetle larva
Riffle Beetle Larva 1_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Riffle Beetle larva
Riffle Beetle Larva 2_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Scud
Scud 2_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Stonefly larva
Stonefly 2_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Water Penny
Water Penny 1_Missouri Dept of Conservation
Watersnipe Fly larva
Watersnipe Fly_Missouri Dept of Conservation


Troutnut

Alderfly larva
Alderfly 2_Troutnut
Alderfly larva
Alderfly 3_Troutnut
Caddisfly larva
Caddisfly_Troutnut
Crayfish
Crayfish 2_Troutnut
Damselfly larva
Damselfly 1_Troutnut
Damselfly larva
Damselfly 2_Troutnut
Dobsonfly larva
Dobsonfly 2_Troutnut
Dobsonfly larva
Dobsonfly 7_Troutnut
Dragonfly larva
Dragonfly 2_Troutnut
Dragonfly larva
Dragonfly 3_Troutnut
Midge
Midge 2_Troutnut
Scud
Scud 2_Troutnut
Stonefly larva
Stonefly 3_Troutnut
Stonefly larva
Stonefly 4_Troutnut
Stonefly larva
Stonefly 5_stomach view_Troutnut
Water Penny
Water Penny 4_Troutnut