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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.

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
Cicada Killers in Gainesville, GA

Cicada Killers in Gainesville, GA

I just went outside around 4, and took a picture of the cicada killer also and her habitat. We have
Date Posted: 2012-07-02 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Male Tibicen auletes cicada

Tibicen auletes in Raleigh, NC

Tibicen auletes (Germar, 1834). Another specimen collected on our way to Florida. This beast was fou
Date Posted: 2012-06-30 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Okanagana species from California

Okanagana species from Aliso Viejo, CA

Cicada was found dead today. Temperature: 77 F - Time of Day: 12:42 P
Date Posted: 2012-06-14 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Neocicada heiroglyphica from Loma Linda, MO

Neocicada in Loma Linda, MO

Neocicada hieroglyphica - several males were calling intermittently from a stand of blackjac
Date Posted: 2012-06-11 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Brood XIV Straggler cicada

Brood XIV Straggler from Marston Mills, Ma.

Found on hydrangea bush in Marstons Mills, about 8:00 at night on a clear afternoon. Unfortunately t
Date Posted: 2012-05-31 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Female N. heiroglyphica cicada

Neocicada in Lehigh Acres, FL

My first inspection of the year was as expected, large numbers of N.hieroglyphicas are calli
Date Posted: 2012-05-30 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Male Neocicada heiroglyphica

Neocicada in Fort Meyers, FL

Neocicada heiroglyphica(Kato 1932) var.johannis is the species I've been tracking for severa
Date Posted: 2012-05-22 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.