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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 Killer Wasp

Cicada Killers in Stoughton, MA

I have attached 2 photos. It is black and yellow and I beloved it may be a female. I have never seen
Date Posted: 2012-08-18 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Female Sphecius speciosus

Cicada Killers in Raymond, NH

In the last two weeks or so I couldn't figure out what kept digging these large holes in my lawn alm
Date Posted: 2012-08-16 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Sphecius speciosus

Cicada Killer Wasps in Putnam, CT

My lawn hadn't been mown in over a week with all the thunderstorms we have been having in Connecticu
Date Posted: 2012-08-16 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
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) Category: Cicadas
Cicada cast-off nymphal skin

Tibicen Cicada Shell in Haverhill, MA

I found this on a white door by a pool and I was very curious to find out more about this.
Date Posted: 2012-08-11 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Sphecius speciosus with cicada prey

Cicada Killers in Andover, Ma.

Been seeing many holes in my yard with a lot of sand for quite a few weeks and just been covering th
Date Posted: 2012-08-10 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Sphecius speciosus in Stow, MA

Sphecius speciosus in Stow, MA

At around 1 p.m. I found the bee belly up in my driveway, when I went to go check if it was dead and
Date Posted: 2012-08-08 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
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

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.