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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.

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
T. linnei female cicada

Tibicen linnei in Columbia, MD

Just sitting on the driveway. It was alive. Its gone now.
Date Posted: 2007-08-23 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
T. canicularis cicada

Cicada from Belmont, MA

There are 6 exoskeletons around it, they are split up the back. I found a couple of the dead ones ea
Date Posted: 2007-08-21 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Male T. dorsatus cicada

Tibicen dorsatus from Pana, IL

I just got back and yes i got a male Tibicen dorsata they sound like a lyricen but an octive lower i
Date Posted: 2007-08-21 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen canicularis cicada

Cicada Report from Topsham, ME

Spotted this on a pine tree on our school playground.
Date Posted: 2007-08-20 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Cicada Killer digging burrow.

Cicada Killers in Orange Park, FL

Saw killer land and start digging..still digging 4 hours later. Also saw one flying w/cicada at Litt
Date Posted: 2007-08-19 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Eclosing Tibicen cicada

Cicadas in Carlisle, IA

Hi, My son Noah, (8) caught a cicada nymph last week (Aug 12th) and put it in his bug terra
Date Posted: 2007-08-19 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen canicularis teneral

Cicada Sighted in Attleboro, MA

Sorry, I did not put my last name & street information b/c it looked like one of the recent entr
Date Posted: 2007-08-18 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.