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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.

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
Tibicen canicularis

Tibicen canicularis in Maynard, Ma.

This landed at our deck on the umbrella cord. It seemed fairly calm and occasionally crawled further
Date Posted: 2012-08-22 Comments: (3) Category: Cicadas
Cicada Killer from Nashua, NH

More Cicada Killers in Nashua, NH

Last year I used this site to learn what I had digging and flying about my yard..Cicada Killers! W
Date Posted: 2012-08-22 Comments: (2) Category: Cicada Killers
Eastern Cicada Killer

Update: Cicada Killers in Medfield, MA

When I last messaged you on Aug. 8, I reported that on Aug. 7 I had checked the former 2008 Cicada K
Date Posted: 2012-08-21 Comments: (2) Category: Cicada Killers
Female cicada killer wasp

Cicada Killer Wasps in Melrose, Ma

The Cicada Killer was an inch long and two inches wide. He has brown fuzz on his thorax and on his h
Date Posted: 2012-08-20 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Tibicen canicularis

Tibicen canicularis in Strafford, NH

Back yard/garden shrub bed surrounded by coniferous/deciduous forest within 400 feet of Bow Lake.I d
Date Posted: 2012-08-19 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Female Sphecius speciosus

Sphecius Wasp in Greenwich, CT

I saw a cicada killer two nights ago. I thought it was a moth until I saw it's stinger. It really fr
Date Posted: 2012-08-18 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Cicada Killer Wasp

Cicada Killers in Stoughton, MA

I have attached 2 photos. It is black and yellow and I beloved it may be a female. I have never seen
Date Posted: 2012-08-18 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers

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.