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Audubon Insects & Spiders

by NatureShare
Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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What's new in version 4.2.7
  • Some improvements.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0063222V4
  • Release Date: November 3, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,543 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Learn about 510 common North American insects and spiders
  • View professional color photographs
  • Read in-depth descriptions
  • Create Photo Albums, Life Lists, Sightings, and more
  • Record your own Field Experiences

Product Description

The best field guide for the season!

This introduction to 510 of the most common species of insects and spiders found in North America features in-depth information on each species, including habitat, range, size, and more, along with high-quality, professional photographs. Audubon Insects and Spiders is your essential interactive guide to identifying bugs in North America.
*This guide does not include moths and butterflies, which can be found in Audubon Butterflies.

Features

• Every species in Audubon Insects and Spiders is described with rich and detailed information, all accessed by fast and easy navigation. Audubon Butterflies now available as a separate app.

• Hundreds of professional color photographs detailing each species with extraordinary clarity.

• In-depth descriptions of every species, with extensive material about every species and family – including the entire content of the National Audubon Society Field Guides to North American Insects and Spiders brought completely up to date.

• State-of-the-Art search functions:

• Browse by first name, last name, and scientific name of every species, by family, or by species shape/type; or,

• Search by multiple “advanced search” variables including size, shape and color;

• Create your own Life Lists, Sightings, Photo Albums, and record your own Field Experiences. Save a sighting location using the phone’s GPS, take notes, and save to the App for records of your nature adventures.

About us:
The Audubon mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems,  focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of  humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
Through its education, science and public policy initiatives, Audubon  engages people throughout the U.S. and Latin America in conservation.  Audubon’s Centers, and its sanctuaries and  education programs are developing the next generation of conservation leaders  by providing opportunities for families, students, teachers and others to learn  about and enjoy the natural world.  The  science program is focused on connecting people with nature through projects  like Audubon at Home and Great Backyard Bird Count.  Audubon’s volunteer Citizen Scientists  participate in research and conservation action in a variety of ways, from  monitoring bird populations and restoring critical wildlife habitat to  implementing healthy habitat practices in their own backyards.  Audubon’s public policy programs are supported  by a strong foundation of science, environmental education, and grassroots  engagement.  Working with a network of  state offices, chapters, and volunteers, Audubon works to protect and restore  our natural heritage.

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Please call us toll-free at 1-800-274-4201, or send an email to audubon@emailcustomerservice.com if you have a question about any of the following:
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If you are a member of the press, you can reach Audubon Media Relations at media@audubon.org.
If you are interested in starting an Audubon chapter, please email chapter_services@audubon.org.
For all other matters, you can reach Audubon Customer Service with the form below. Please describe your request in detail so that it can be routed to the proper party. Thank you!

Technical Details

  • Size: 41.2MB
  • Version: 4.2.7
  • Developed By: NatureShare (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • Access location information
    • Receive messages via Amazon Device Messaging
    • Open network sockets
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Allows verification of Google app Entitlements
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Broadcast sticky intents
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • One or more permissions that have no effect because they are no longer supported in Android.
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: More than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
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I received Audubon Birds as Free App of the Day, which lead me to buying the Flower, Tree and Butterfly Guides as well, and all of these were great, so I decided to go ahead and round out my collection with the remaining Audubon Guide apps while there were still on sale.

Unfortunately, Audubon Insects appears to be the weakest of all the Audubon apps. Insects are the most numerous creatures on this planet, yet this app only has 510 entries, and many of those are only at the genus-level, not individual species. I could not find any entry for the Box Elder Bug (Boisea trivittata), which are very plentiful around here, and the app has only a single species of millipede, the large North American Millipede, Narceus americanus.

The number of photos is rather limited, with most species having only a single photo.

While all the other Audubon apps have range maps, Insects & Spiders does not. There is range description text for each listing, but this often quite vague ("Western North America", for instance).

The app has an option to download the entire database, which in the other apps is enormous, but with Insects is a mere 160 MB. If you choose not to download the database, it will consume bandwidth if you have a limited data plan.

The app has an advanced search function, but it only has 5 parameters: shape, habitat, region, color and size.

If an insect has alternative names, the app does not allow you to search for them; you can only search using the primary name and scientific name. For instance, I wanted to look up the June Bug, but it didn't show up in a search. I finally managed to find it by using Google to find the genus name, Phyllophaga.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars App fails to download and installed April 24, 2013
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The app update has been "downloading" for 3 days but not making any progress. It just sits there. I tried deleting the app and then reinstalling, but it did the same thing. Briefly saw a msg that said something about a request to move the app from the SD card to the camera memory card. Droid 2 /the Android 2.4. It had been working fine before this last update.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Best insect app, but still not very good October 30, 2012
By Saven
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This app follows the typical audubon app formula where you can browse by body type, name, or order, or you can use the advanced search (only way to search) that lets you specify bdy type, colors, size, habitat, or region. Unfortunately, it's database is pretty hard to work with and contains a fairly random selection. For instance, it contains the German cockroach and desert cockroach, but not any of the common cockroaches. So far, I've only been able to use it to identify a few common insects I already knew. Also, the spider identifier is almost worthless with the few criteria given for use.

On a side note, it's worth pointing out that this doesn't include butterflies, moths, or larvae of pretty much any kind.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, faulty execution January 23, 2013
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This app has a lot of potential. There are several pictures for most species and several ways to search. The app can be slow and if you choose to download all data to your device the download takes a long time and sometimes freezes.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed June 8, 2012
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I liked the bird version, and got this one when it was on sale. Too bad the advanced searches don't work very well. The app showed me plenty of bugs and spiders that couldn't possible live where I do, when I asked for the Arctic. Instead, I got to look at lots of southern bugs and spiders that wouldn't last a day here.

The spider section is useless, I was looking for the Hobo, which seems to be appearing all over the north, but it wasn't even listed. This spider gives a bite that kills your flesh and you end up with a giant hole. Plus, if a small pet gets bitten, it can kill them because their blood stops clotting.

This spider lives in at least 10 states, so one would hope it would be listed.

So please Audubon, update this with more than a token number of bugs and spiders.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Totally cool December 25, 2013
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I love to be able to save all of the bugs that I have come across in my own life and comment about each one as individuals. So many cool bugs in this field guide.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app. October 6, 2013
By JL
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Exactly what I was looking for, I would buy it again if I didn't have it already. I'm a gardener of 40 years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great program November 23, 2012
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Very much worth the money. It has been very good for field ID of a number of species of insects.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars very limited
I would have never purchased this app had I known there were only a mere fraction of the insects buzzing around my backyard included in the database.
Published 21 days ago by Mike
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money--NO Support
When I first purchased this app, I would have given it 5 stars. Glad I didn't. I have forgotten my password, and I have requested a password reset at least 5 times over the past... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Carol
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless if you want ID help.
It is totally useless if you want ID help. I was very disappointed to see that countless dragonflies and damselflies were missing. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mary K. Rubey
5.0 out of 5 stars Wood Wasp needs to be added
Love the app!
Published 2 months ago by Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and easy way to ID specimens.
Quick and easy way to ID specimens.
Published 3 months ago by Preacher Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
as listed
Published 4 months ago by SRFS
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I was looking for more information
Published 5 months ago by Pauline M Elliott
4.0 out of 5 stars Good app for tablet.
Good basic tablet app. Future upgrades might include some more refined features.
Published 5 months ago by Glenda
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
keep for grandkids reference
Published 6 months ago by jomama
5.0 out of 5 stars Audubon Insects and Spiders Nature Share
What do you want to know about Insects Spiders. What to look for, what do they Eat, Sleep, we're do they live , Fields, yards , Trees , you fine out.
Published 7 months ago by Dave Cook
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