Download free Bugs Count app

Get bug information at your fingertips and contribute to valuable research.

Bugs Count app shown on a phone screen

The Bugs Count app is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android users.

From shieldbugs and beetles to hoverflies and bumblebees, discover the diverse world of invertebrates and help OPAL scientists with valuable research by looking for the six Species Quest bugs.


  • ID Guide - Learn more about common groups of bugs, including interesting facts and ID tips.
  • Species Quest - Contribute to scientific research by submitting your photos of the six Species Quest bugs.
  • Gallery - Explore stunning images of UK bugs photographed by the Natural History Museum.

The app can be used on its own or as part of the OPAL Bugs Count Survey.

Download the app for free

Help and support

Experiencing problems or display issues with the Bugs Count app? Let us know what's wrong and the phone you are using, and we'll try to correct issues in future updates. We appreciate your help in improving the app.

Take part in the Bugs Count Survey

Join in a timed challenge to find and identify as many bugs as you can. You can use the Bugs Count app to help you.