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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.

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)
Cicada Killer Wasp Burrow

Cicada Killers - Ipswich, MA.

Hi I'm Chris. I'm writing from Ipswich, Massachusetts. I have been keeping summer
Date Posted: 2006-08-30 Comments: (1)
Dead Cicada Killer Wasp

Cicada Killers Medford, Ma.

Hi, The first time I ever saw one was Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006. I lived in Somerville-Winchest
Date Posted: 2006-08-22 Comments: (1)
Cicada Killer Wasp

Cicada Killers in Philadelphia, PA.

Hi! My name is Lorraine I live in Philadelphia, PA. I have cicada killer wasps burr
Date Posted: 2006-08-17 Comments: (5)
Cicada Killer Wasp Burrow

Cicada Killers West Hartford, CT.

I live in West Hartford, CT, County of Hartford and my son and I have seen these killers in my neigh
Date Posted: 2006-08-14 Comments: (3)
Cicada Killer digging burrow

Cicada Killers in Stratford, CT.

Address is Short Beach Road. Cicada killers have been active for the past 5 weeks, although much les
Date Posted: 2006-08-13 Comments: (2)
Cicada Killer Female

Cicada Killers in East Haven, CT.

This wasps burrow is in our yard. I will try to get photos of the Cicada next time if you would like
Date Posted: 2006-08-11 Comments: (1)
Cicada Killer with Cicada

Cicada Killer - Lexington, Ma.

Here's a picture my friend took at a party we were at last Saturday in Lexington, Massachusetts. The
Date Posted: 2006-08-10 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.