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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.

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
M. septendecim periodical cicada

Magicicada Brood XIV - Forestdale, MA

Hey Gerry, here is a picture of the cicada I found today. Do what you want with either. Do I have an
Date Posted: 2008-05-27 Comments: (0) Category: Cicadas
Periodical Cicadas Brood XIV from Smokey Mountains

Brood XIV - Smokey MTNS, TN

Hi: We had just begun the loop at the horse area (where they release the horses if they are
Date Posted: 2008-05-18 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Magicicada nymph from Brood XIV

Early Periodical Cicadas - Dix Hills, NY

Was wandering what are the mud piles I've been seeing in my lawn for the last 2 progresse
Date Posted: 2008-05-02 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Possible Platypedia species.

Cicadas in Hollister, CA

Sorry about the poor quality of the picture. The picture was taken in the forests of BIG SUR CALIFOR
Date Posted: 2008-04-06 Comments: (3) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen tibicen male cicada

Cicada Sighting in Rye, NH

Hi there! Found your web page on cicadas. Very nice page! I have a growing interest in insects (e
Date Posted: 2007-09-08 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Male T. canicularis cicada

T. canicularis in Tewksbury, MA

We actually captured this in a jar. It was attached to our screen door.
Date Posted: 2007-09-01 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen linnei cicada

Cicada Sighting - Bethany, IL

I got this one today, at Bethany in a cemetery. It was making the more rapid hot weather song the be
Date Posted: 2007-08-28 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.