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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.

Tibicen canicularis cicada Taunton, MA.

T. canicularis in Taunton, Ma.

Hello. I am VERY concerned about what I found on my front stoop this a.m. A dead cicada with its und
Date Posted: 2011-08-20 Comments: (10) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen female from Topeka, KS

T. pruinosus teneral in Topeka, KS

I was feeding goldfish and koi carp in my pond when this female T. pruinosus teneral dropped down ne
Date Posted: 2011-08-15 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen auletes adults

Tibicen auletes in Winslow, AR

The Tibicen auletes at left was found just south of Winslow, Arkansas. It has a reddish eye color I
Date Posted: 2011-08-15 Comments: (5) Category: Cicadas
T. canicularis in West Haven, CT

Tibicen canicularis in West Haven, CT

Attached to my porch screen. I have been seeing a lot of these this year. I live on the shoreline pr
Date Posted: 2011-08-13 Comments: (4) Category: Cicadas
Cicada Killer feeding on Elm tree

Feeding Cicada Killers in Fort Dodge, IA

Ok heres some pics of those elm tree sap sucking cicadia Killers.
Date Posted: 2011-08-11 Comments: (2) Category: Cicada Killers
Cicada Killer wasp in Sherman, CT

Cicada Killers in Sherman, CT

Interesting and menacing looking creature. I'm glad I read up on the wasp!
Date Posted: 2011-08-10 Comments: (2) Category: Cicada Killers
Tibicen exuvia from Rehoboth, MA

Tibicen exuvia from Rehoboth, MA

While doing some yard work, retrieved a wheel barrel that was in the backyard over a pile of cut tre
Date Posted: 2011-08-09 Comments: (4) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen linnei in Dix Hills, NY

Tibicen linnei in Dix Hills, NY

Hope the pictures get to you. It was so exciting seeing a cicada for the first time in my life. I no
Date Posted: 2011-08-08 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.