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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 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
T. canicularis teneral

Tibicen cicada from Parsonsfield, ME

Observed the emergence of Cicada in my garden near the top of a bamboo stake.
Date Posted: 2007-08-14 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Molting T. canicularis

Cicadas in Worcester, MA

Worcester county, 83 degrees between 1 and 2 pm.
Date Posted: 2007-08-12 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada Killers in New York, NY

At Riverside Park South - 63rd Street along the Hudson River. I walk along the Hudson River
Date Posted: 2007-08-07 Comments: (2) Category: Cicada Killers
Cicada Killer Wasp in Maple Tree

Cicada Killers from Virginia Beach, VA

Saw this specimen just hanging around on a maple leaf this AM.
Date Posted: 2007-08-07 Comments: (2) Category: Cicada Killers
Molting cicada from Lake Luzerne

Cicada Spotted in Lake Luzerne, NY

IS THIS A CICADAS? It really freaked us out!!!
Date Posted: 2007-08-04 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Cicada killer wasp in Townsend, MA

Cicada Killers in Townsend, MA

These wasps have been burrowing into my lawn. The lawn has a Southern exposure and is rather sandy.
Date Posted: 2007-08-03 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
T. canicularis cicada

Cicadas in Southborough, MA

I saw the emergence - first 2 pictures on Tuesday morning. The wings were not fully opened when I h
Date Posted: 2007-08-03 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.