The Izaak Walton League of America is offering a free app called the Aqua Bugs that helps you 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. The Ikes’ goal in providing this app is to make it easy to explore local streams and monitor water quality, but is great for fly fishermen.
Aqua Bug is an easy-to-use, step-by-step identification of the most common macroinvertebrates found in freshwater streams throughout the United States. It has accurate descriptions, line drawings, and photographs illustrate each aquatic insect and crustacean and a “Not My Bug” feature to help with the most common mistakes in aquatic bug ID.
It is available for download at the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.