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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.

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
Brood XIV Periodical Cicada

Brood XIV at Quashnet Forest Reserve

I was in Quashnet Forest yesterday, and I can report that the cicadas were quite noisy still. I sav
Date Posted: 2008-07-03 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Brood XIV M. septendecim

Brood XIV at Veterans National Cemetery

During a visit to the cape on June 26 I found a massive number of cicadas in adult form at the Veter
Date Posted: 2008-06-27 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Brood XIV periodical cicada

More Brood XIV Cicadas in Mashpee, MA

I believe the cicadas that are on the cape are the ones you are looking for. I'm no expert but they
Date Posted: 2008-06-21 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Brood XIV M. septendecim

Brood XIV Periodicals in Sandwich, MA

Hi, I live in Sandwich . We have thousands but it wasn’t until my hunt yesterday that I FINALLY f
Date Posted: 2008-06-20 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Magicicada septendecim Brood XIV

Deformed Magicicadas - Mashpee, MA

Hi - I just added a photo of a Cicada sighting. I had the opportunity to read thr
Date Posted: 2008-06-05 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
M. septendecim from Dix Hills, NY

Brood XIV Periodicals from Dix Hills, NY

Hi Gerry - I live on Long Island ( Dix Hills) and went out in my backyard today
Date Posted: 2008-06-05 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Blind Periodical Cicada nymph

White-eyed Periodical from Forestdale, MA

These aren't great pictures. I'm a rookie with the camera. Working on it. Kit
Date Posted: 2008-05-28 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.