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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.

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
Tibicen lyricen cicada from Shelton, CT

Tibicen cicada from Shelton, CT

my husband heard it while working in the garage looked down and he came out from under some mats
Date Posted: 2012-07-29 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Adult Tibicen lyricen cicada

T. lyricen cicadas in Framingham, MA

My dog found this on our deck this evening. I had no idea what is was until a few friends explained
Date Posted: 2012-07-29 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Male Tibicen pronotalis cicada

T. pronotalis Cicada in Moweaqua, IL

This pronotalis was on a black locust tree in courtship phase walking around singing very soft and w
Date Posted: 2012-07-26 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Female T. canicularis cicada

Tibicen canicularis cicada in Framingham, MA

Came to a mercury vapor lamp outside the education building at Garden in the Woods, we had set up th
Date Posted: 2012-07-26 Comments: (3) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen teneral in Falmouth, Ma

Cicada Sighting in Falmouth, Ma.

This newly emerged adult was found resting just above the nymph shell one sunny morning on a tree in
Date Posted: 2012-07-25 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen canicularis cicada

Tibicen cicada in Weare, NH

My wife saw the cicada on our bee balm plant...bright sunny day hot and Slightly humid..we live next
Date Posted: 2012-07-24 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Sphecius speciosus in Topeka, KS

Sphecius speciosus in Topeka, KS

Instead of trying to get more T. pruinosus, I found something that kills them instead! Anyway, this
Date Posted: 2012-07-22 Comments: (4) Category: Cicada Killers

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.