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Cicada Sightings Index Page

Below are all user-submitted cicada sightings. If you believe that you have spotted a cicada - and have a photograph, please click on the link in the right-hand navigation under the "Submit Report" section. Cicada sightings are being solicated because they help in filling in gaps in the distribution of cicadas species.

Please note that not all entries below are actual cicadas but rather other types of insects that users thought may have been cicadas. These mis-identifications are just as important because they help in educating you to identify actual cicadas as well as aiding in identifying what the actual insect is.

Every entry contains a comment from Massachusetts Cicadas. When you submit a sighting you can either comment back or simply return for the identification of your particular cicada or non-cicada insect.

Brood II Exuvia

Brood II Magicicadas in Evington, VA

The photos I'm submitting were taken May 3, 2013 around 9:00 in the morning. The cicadas have been e
Date Posted: 2013-05-16 Comments: (0)
M. septendecim Magicicada

Brood II Cicadas in Front Royal, VA

Cicada's are in Front Royal and I managed to capture some on camera!
Date Posted: 2013-05-15 Comments: (0)
Brood II Magicicada from Virginia

Brood II Magicicada in Manassas, VA

This picture was taken on Sunday 5/12/2013 (Mother's Day) at the Stonewall Memory Gardens cemetery i
Date Posted: 2013-05-12 Comments: (1)
Exuvia from Mill Vally Ca

Cicada Exuvia in Mill Valley, CA.

This is a photo of a what I presume is a hatched cicada or a dragon fly maybe. Somebody else (on Fac
Date Posted: 2013-03-25 Comments: (3)
Crushed T. canicularis

T. canicularis in Hull, Ma.

Sadly, it was accidently stepped on while on my front porch. When I looked under my friend's foot, I
Date Posted: 2012-08-29 Comments: (1)
Tibicen canicularis

Tibicen canicularis in Maynard, Ma.

This landed at our deck on the umbrella cord. It seemed fairly calm and occasionally crawled further
Date Posted: 2012-08-22 Comments: (3)
Tibicen canicularis

Tibicen canicularis in Strafford, NH

Back yard/garden shrub bed surrounded by coniferous/deciduous forest within 400 feet of Bow Lake.I d
Date Posted: 2012-08-19 Comments: (1)
Tibicen lyricen cicada

Tibicen lyricen cicada in Millbury, Ma.

My name is Patty I live in Grafton, MA. I was leaving my work place last night in Millbury, MA. She
Date Posted: 2012-08-12 Comments: (1)

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.