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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.

Tenodera aridifolia mantid in Indiana

Cicada vs Mantid in North Vernon, IN

I think this is where to post the photos. Found them on a butterfly bush.
Date Posted: 2011-09-02 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen female cicada

Tibicen Cicada in Clarksville, TN

Stayed on my window screen for a few minutes.
Date Posted: 2011-09-01 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen lyricen in Vernon, CT

Tibicen lyricen in Vernon, CT

This cicada was found on my back sidewalk in the last throes of life, three days after Hurricane Ire
Date Posted: 2011-08-31 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen cicada from Scarborough, ME

Cicada Sighting in Scarborough, ME

My son found the cicada on our driveway this morning. We picked it up to observe it and it made a lo
Date Posted: 2011-08-29 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen canicularis cicada from W. Bridgewater, MA

Tibicen canicularis from Everett, MA

sitting on the outside window screen of our 2 family home.
Date Posted: 2011-08-28 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Sphecius speciosus wasp in West Bridgewater, Ma.

Cicada Killer and Prey in West Bridgewater, Ma.

Cicada killer wasp has a couple of burrow's in my back yard. I have seen at least one carrying a cic
Date Posted: 2011-08-27 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Cicada Killer with Tibicen prey

Cicada Killer in Barrington, N.H.

Successful Cicada Killer trying to get airborne.
Date Posted: 2011-08-26 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Tibicen auriferus male cicada from Topeka, KS

Tibicen auriferus in Topeka, KS

This is a Tibicen auriferus I found at my school. The first picture is one with the auriferus male i
Date Posted: 2011-08-26 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.