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Cicada and Cicada Killer Sightings

About the Sightings Section

This section contains user-submitted cicada and cicada killer sightings information. The section is divided into two categories, "Cicadas" and "Cicada Killers". Below is a brief synopsis on a particular sighting ordered by most recent sighting first. Clicking on the thumbnail or sighting location link will transport you to detailed information.

Why Cicada and Cicada Killer Sightings are Wanted

Cicada and Cicada Killer sightings are being solicated because they help in filling in gaps in the distribution of cicadas and cicada killer species. The information obtained is added to our distribution maps and is shared with other researchers from around the world. With the creation of the internet and its connectivity, it allows us to cover great geographic distances without the need for travel. If you would like to report a cicada or cicada killer sighting please follow the link under the Submit a Report section in the right-hand column menu list.

Sphecius speciosus in Blackstone, Ma.

Cicada Killers sighted in Blackstone, Ma.

Cicada Killers sighted in Blackstone, Ma. Large 1.5" red legs orange colored wings black body
Date Posted: 2013-07-02 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
European Hornet Vespa crabo Foxborough, Ma.

Cicada Killer in Foxborough, Ma?

Cicada Killer in Foxborough, Ma? Unfortunately, I thought it was a hostile wasp as it was buzz
Date Posted: 2013-05-24 Comments: (2) Category: Cicada Killers
Brood II Exuvia

Brood II Magicicadas in Evington, VA

The photos I'm submitting were taken May 3, 2013 around 9:00 in the morning. The cicadas have been e
Date Posted: 2013-05-16 Comments: (0) Category: Cicadas
M. septendecim Magicicada

Brood II Cicadas in Front Royal, VA

Cicada's are in Front Royal and I managed to capture some on camera!
Date Posted: 2013-05-15 Comments: (0) Category: Cicadas
Brood II Magicicada from Virginia

Brood II Magicicada in Manassas, VA

This picture was taken on Sunday 5/12/2013 (Mother's Day) at the Stonewall Memory Gardens cemetery i
Date Posted: 2013-05-12 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Exuvia from Mill Vally Ca

Cicada Exuvia in Mill Valley, CA.

This is a photo of a what I presume is a hatched cicada or a dragon fly maybe. Somebody else (on Fac
Date Posted: 2013-03-25 Comments: (3) Category: Cicadas
European Hornet Vespa crabo

Cicada Killer in Bucktown, PA?

Spotted first one at night, by the light in pictures,and since see as many as 30 to 40 in the lilac
Date Posted: 2012-09-04 Comments: (0) Category: Cicada Killers
Crushed T. canicularis

T. canicularis in Hull, Ma.

Sadly, it was accidently stepped on while on my front porch. When I looked under my friend's foot, I
Date Posted: 2012-08-29 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas

Submit a Report

Did you spot an annual cicada or a cicada killer wasp? If you did and you have a photo and want to report it, please click the link below.

Brood I Information

The Brood I periodical cicada emergence happened in 2012 in Virginia, W. Virginia and Tennessee. Below are some of the highlights.

Brood XIX Information

The Brood XIX periodical cicada emergence has come and gone. Below is some information that you may find helpful.