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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 from Northampton, MA

Cicada Killers - Northampton, MA

There are 15 nests here in Northampton
Date Posted: 2007-07-27 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Cicada sighting from Stevensville, MD

Cicada Sighting - Stevensville, MD

Found dried on ground under Viburnum nudum, underside revealed cavity in abdomen
Date Posted: 2007-07-26 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
T. tibicen cicada Glen Cove, NY

Cicadas in Glen Cove, NY

This cicada teneral was found at Morgan Park in Nassau county. Time was around 10:30pm.
Date Posted: 2007-07-26 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Sphecius speciosus in Stevensville, MD

Cicada Killers in Stevensville, MD

Digging burrows in yard, territorial behavior, have seen two at the same time
Date Posted: 2007-07-26 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Great Black Wasp

Cicada Killer in Florence, MA

Hampshire County 80's and humid
Date Posted: 2007-07-26 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
Dead cicada killer wasp

Cicada Killers in Marlborough, MA

IS THIS A Cicada killer wasp??
Date Posted: 2007-07-25 Comments: (1) Category: Cicada Killers
T. lyricen cicada from Swansea, MA

Cicada Sighting - Swansea, MA

Hello and thank you so much responding. These are the pics I took and I am also really, really curio
Date Posted: 2007-07-23 Comments: (1) Category: Cicadas
Tibicen cicadas from Edinburg, IL

4 Cicada Species, Edinburg, IL

man gerry, after looking at your pics of all the lyrecins, and looking at mine u would think its a
Date Posted: 2007-07-20 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.