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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 lyricen cicada

Cicadas in Danbury, CT

Found one of these 8-14-09 but couldn't identify it at Hairdresser mentioned cicada ki
Date Posted: 2009-08-16 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Female Tibicen lyricen cicada

Cicada Sighted in Attleboro, MA

hello i found this bug in attleboro mass i did not know a ting about it untill i went on your site i
Date Posted: 2009-08-16 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Cicada sighting in Charleston, SC

Tibicen auletes in Charleston, SC

Hello Gerry, I just emailed you the seven pictures that I took of the cicada abo
Date Posted: 2009-08-14 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen canicularis cicada

Cicadas in Brentwood, NH

Sorry don't know the coordinates but it was seen sitting in the paved road about 300 yards from my h
Date Posted: 2009-08-12 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen tibicen cicada

Tibicen tibicen in West Hartford, CT

Someone in my office found what looks like a Tibicen Lyricen, outside our front door. Are these norm
Date Posted: 2009-08-12 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen lyricen cicada

Cicada Sighting in Brockton, MA

Found this poor thing floating in our pool. Thought it was just a big dead bug. Scooped it out and
Date Posted: 2009-08-06 Comments: (3) Category: Cicadas
Cicada Killer Wasp Algonquin, IL

Cicada Killers from Algonquin, IL

This insect was enormous. At least 3" long and emerging from its hole. I thought a mole or rabbit ha
Date Posted: 2009-08-02 Comments: (7) Category: Cicada Killers
Great Golden Digger Wasp

Cicada Killer in Framingham, MA

I saw her going in and out of the hole, then dragging the cicada down the hole, and then heard awful
Date Posted: 2009-07-31 Comments: (2) 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.