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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.

T. canicularis cicada ventral view

Cicada Sighting in Clinton, MA

Gerry Attached are the pictures of the Cicada that I caught tonight. The one tha
Date Posted: 2008-08-27 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Adult T. canicularis cicada

Cicada from Chicopee, MA

Saw this little guy when I left for work and he was still around when I got home.I don't like the lo
Date Posted: 2008-08-19 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Adult cicada killer wasp and burrow.

Cicada Killer Wasp in Coeymans, NY

I have a lot of the Cicada killer bees close to my home in Coeymans, Albany County, New York.
Date Posted: 2008-08-16 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Sphecius convallis w/prey

Pacific Cicada Killer from Granite Gorge, AZ

I photographed this cicada killer with prey last month in Grand Canyon Nat'l Park along the Colorado
Date Posted: 2008-08-16 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Adult T. canicularis cicada

Cicada Sighting in Berwick, ME

Great talking with you today...your very interesting...Wishing you a safe trip or trips this weekend
Date Posted: 2008-08-15 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen canicularis cicada

Tibicen Cicada in Weymouth, MA

Wow – I never saw a bug like this. Should I call an exterminator? These photos taken with my cel
Date Posted: 2008-08-10 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen canicularis from Athol, MA

Cicada Sighting in Athol, MA

Dear Mr. Bunker: Upon hearing of your cicada database, I thought you might be int
Date Posted: 2008-08-08 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Humingbird Moth

Cicada Sighting from Ludlow, MA

This is from Ludlow, Massachusetts, I believe it is one of your Cicada's. WE have never seen anythin
Date Posted: 2008-08-05 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.