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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.

Cast cicada nymph skin

Cast off cicada nymph shells in Shrewsbury, Ma

Heard first calling 07/10/2012 Cast-off sighting 07/14/2012
Date Posted: 2012-07-14 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen lyricen teneral cicada

Tibicen tenerals in Framingham, Ma

I have one, maybe two, Cicada species that come into my front & back yard every summer for the p
Date Posted: 2012-07-12 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen canicularis in Sanford, ME

Tibicen canicularis in Sanford, ME

I had just finished mowing the lawn and I was putting some tools back in the shed when I noticed a s
Date Posted: 2012-07-12 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Cicadetta calliope

Cicadetta calliope from Wagrams, NC

North Carolina is home to the type locality for this species. They are not considered rare in NC and
Date Posted: 2012-07-12 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Cicada killer wasp in Cos Cob, CT

Cicada Killer in Cos Cob, CT

One insect approx. 1.25", sitting on flagstones or nearby boxwood bush. Would hover around as I walk
Date Posted: 2012-07-10 Comments: (4) Category: Cicada Killers
Female T. pruinosus

Tibicen pruinosus cicada in Topeka, KS

Tibicen dad found her fluttering around near a church parking lot, her wings dried aw
Date Posted: 2012-07-04 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Diceroprocta viridifascia in Pompano Beach

Diceroprocta in Pompano Beach, FL

Diceroprocta viridifascia (Walker, 1850). A Cicada enthusiast myself, my family and I came to Pompan
Date Posted: 2012-07-03 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Paralyzed cicadas in Gainesville, GA

Paralyzed cicadas in Gainesville, GA

I found these two paralyzed cicadas sitting on the concrete in front of our retaining walls (where a
Date Posted: 2012-07-02 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.