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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.

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
Cicada Killer Wasp

Cicada Killers - West Chester, PA

Sunning itself in the morning. Chester County
Date Posted: 2009-07-27 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Cicada sighting in Sugar Land, TX

T. superbus in Sugar Land, TX

Glad I found your site. Growing up I was always taught that the shells were of locusts, not cicadas!
Date Posted: 2009-07-20 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Molting Tibicen lyricen cicada

Cicada Sighted in Groton, MA

Hello Cicada Dude, Found this insect on my tire this afternoon. I think it's a cicada, but
Date Posted: 2009-07-02 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Periodical cicada teneral

Brood XIV Stragglers from Batavia, OH

Hello All, just an fyi I found 7 stragglers tonight and 1 cast shell from the ni
Date Posted: 2009-05-20 Comments: (0) Category: Cicadas
Possible cicada emergence holes in Newburyport, MA

Emergence Holes in Newburyport, MA

Not sure if this is a cicada, there are about 100 holes, all in one area, sandy soil smooth tunnel,
Date Posted: 2009-04-21 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Emergence Holes in Engelwood, CO

Emergence Holes in Engelwood, CO

I have hundreds of holes in my yard that I believe are emergence holes. It has been very warm this p
Date Posted: 2009-03-10 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
T. canicularis

Cicada from Northampton, MA

greetings; On Tuesday September 16, 2008 I photographed a cicada in Northampton,
Date Posted: 2008-09-16 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.