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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 tibicen Cicadas from Taylorville, IL

Tibicen tibicen Cicadas from Taylorville, IL

two female tibicen tibicen two hors after molt. see the pronotal collar is dark at this poin
Date Posted: 2012-08-07 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
From stomach contents of A. contortrix

Tibicen Cicada Eaten by Copperhead Wagram, NC

Contents (Tibicen sp.) removed from the stomach of a "roadkill" Copperhead, A. contortrix. Sever
Date Posted: 2012-08-05 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Cicada Killer Wasp

Cicada Killer Wasps in Quincy, MA

These wasps have actually been flying around my lavender bushes for over two weeks. As of yesterday,
Date Posted: 2012-08-04 Comments: (3) Category: Cicada Killers
Tibicen Cicada Shell found in Concord, NH

Tibicen Cicada Shell found in Concord, NH

I was about to go for a walk to meet up with my friend and almost touched a strange bug. I called my
Date Posted: 2012-08-02 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Cicada nymph failed to eclose

Cicada Nymph in Chester, VA

On Sunday, July 29, the cicada we saw crawled out from the leaves and climbed up a tree. It stoppe
Date Posted: 2012-08-01 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Eastern Cicada Killer Wasp

Cicada Killer Wasps in Kingston, NH

Sunny location in front of porch in melon patch with many blossems...found hole in ground before dis
Date Posted: 2012-07-31 Comments: (2) Category: Cicada Killers
Female Sphecius from Milford, MA

Cicada Killer Wasps in Milford, MA

Found dead on car in driveway in Milford, MA... Trying to find the lek for further info. I found a s
Date Posted: 2012-07-30 Comments: (2) Category: Cicada Killers
Cicada Teneral in West Boylston, MA

Cicada teneral in West Boylston Ma.

Hi I couldn't figure out how to transfer the photos on my phone into a file. Sorry. We are at Camp W
Date Posted: 2012-07-30 Comments: (3) 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.