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Cicada Killer Wasp Sightings Index Page

Below are all user-submitted cicada killer wasp sightings. If you believe that you have spotted a cicada killer wasp - and have a photograph, please click on the link in the right-hand navigation under the "Submit Report" section. Cicada killer wasp sightings are being solicated because they help in filling in gaps in the distribution of cicada species. Cicada killer females prey solely on cicadas and these wasps are often used to gain an idea of the types of cicada species that can be found in the general area of a cicada killer wasp burrow.

Please note that not all entries below are actual cicada killer wasps but rather other types of insects that readers thought may have been cicada killers. These mis-identifications are just as important because they help in educating you to identify actual cicada killer wasps 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 killer or non-cicada kller insect.

Great Black Wasp

Cicada Killer in Florence, MA

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

Cicada Killers in Marlborough, MA

IS THIS A Cicada killer wasp??
Date Posted: 2007-07-25 Comments: (1)
Cicada Killers in New Banden, IL

Cicada Killers in New Banden, IL

Is this a cicada killer?
Date Posted: 2007-07-17 Comments: (1)
Cicada Killer Wasp in Stratford, Ct.

Cicada Killers in Stratford, CT

I recently moved into my house and started to see these all over my yard. I think it's a Cicada Kill
Date Posted: 2007-07-16 Comments: (1)
Great Golden Digger Wasp

Cicada Killers - New Gloucester, ME

These wasps were in my lawn last year too in approx. the same area of grass. The sighting this year
Date Posted: 2007-07-16 Comments: (1)
Sphecius speciosus in N. Branford, CT

Cicada Killers in N. Branford, CT

Hi there. I googled to see what on earth these scary things were and found your website. They have
Date Posted: 2007-07-15 Comments: (1)
Cicada killer wasp from Omaha, NE

Cicada Killers in Omaha, NE

Found this buzzing around our little one's sand box. I think this may be a female as her stinger was
Date Posted: 2007-07-12 Comments: (1)
Cicada Killer Wasp

Cicada Killers Long Island, NY

I am from Long Island and took these photos of one in my yard last week. Alicia
Date Posted: 2006-09-01 Comments: (3)

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.