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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.

T. canicularis cicada

Cicadas in Southborough, MA

I saw the emergence - first 2 pictures on Tuesday morning. The wings were not fully opened when I h
Date Posted: 2007-08-03 Comments: (2) Category: Cicadas
Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada Killers Sighted in Hope Valley, RI

Been seeing these wasps everyday since early July.
Date Posted: 2007-08-02 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Female T. lyricen cicada

Cicada in Watertown, MA

This little guy was dead when I found him. Not sure where he came from but I didn't even know cicad
Date Posted: 2007-07-31 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Dead cicada killer wasp

Cicada Killer Wasps in Dunbar, PA

Found This one flying around in my garage my Brother next door had three on his pool deck yesterday
Date Posted: 2007-07-31 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
T. lyricen cicada Belchertown, Ma.

Cicada Sighting - Belchertown, MA

Hiya- I found this one in my yard... its wings are damaged somehow. Not sure if this is a rare one o
Date Posted: 2007-07-29 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
T. lyricen cicada from Ashland, MA

Cicada Report from Ashland, MA

Not sure if this is a cicada or not, but I almost sat on it! This was taken on one of our adirondack
Date Posted: 2007-07-27 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
T. canicularis cicada from Ottawa

Cicada Sighting - Ottawa, Canada

Both my husband and I work at home. We live in a mixed hardwood forest area an hour plus outside of
Date Posted: 2007-07-27 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Cicada Killer from Northampton, MA

Cicada Killers - Northampton, MA

There are 15 nests here in Northampton
Date Posted: 2007-07-27 Comments: (1) 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.