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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.

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
Tibicen auletes teneral

Tibicen Cicada from Hensley, AR

Only one cicada so far...which species is it?? also, what ive always known as "sweat bees", accordin
Date Posted: 2008-08-05 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Cicada Killer Wasp

Cicada Killers in Terre Haute, IN

Most of these appear to be appx. 2" long (I did manage to use a measuring tape on one and it measure
Date Posted: 2008-07-28 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Cicada Killer with cicada prey

Cicada Killers in Jamaica Plain, MA

Hello Gerry, I'm forwarding an email I sent to some arboretum staff, including Kit Ganshaw,
Date Posted: 2008-07-28 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Male Cicada Killer Wasp

Cicada Killers in Southbury, CT

Huge LEK right at my front Porch. 25-30 very active and amusing
Date Posted: 2008-07-28 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Cotuit July 4th Parade 2008

Brood XIV Cicadas from Cotuit, MA

Thought you might enjoy these images.. the final are of me dressed as a giant cicada for th
Date Posted: 2008-07-20 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Green Leafhoppper

Cicada Sighting from Tewksbury, MA

Attached is a pict of the green bug I was talking to you about. he is actually .5" long and a buddy
Date Posted: 2008-07-19 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Cast-off Nymph Skins from Tibicen cicadas

Tibicen Exuviae from Jacksboro, TN

Hi Gerry: This is Diane. I have not gotten the sound recording yet but had a surp
Date Posted: 2008-07-18 Comments: (2) 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.