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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.

Female Sphecius from Milford, MA

Cicada Killer Wasps in Milford, MA

Found dead on car in driveway in Milford, MA... Trying to find the lek for further info. I found a s
Date Posted: 2012-07-30 Comments: (2)
Sphecius speciosus in Topeka, KS

Sphecius speciosus in Topeka, KS

Instead of trying to get more T. pruinosus, I found something that kills them instead! Anyway, this
Date Posted: 2012-07-22 Comments: (4)
Cicada killer with cicada prey

Cicada Killer with Cicada Prey in Medfield, MA

Two of us were birding the fields behind Ralph Wheelock School when we saw many giant wasps flying b
Date Posted: 2012-07-21 Comments: (5)
Male cicada killer wasp

Cicada Killer Wasps in Griswald, CT

We have at least 20 cicada killers hovering over our lawn by the flowers. We live in a sandy area ne
Date Posted: 2012-07-20 Comments: (1)
Cicada Killers In Brockton, MA

Cicada Killers In Brockton, MA

On approx 7/7/12 I spotted the first pile of dirt, after looking around I spotted the 1st cicada kil
Date Posted: 2012-07-17 Comments: (5)
Cicada killer wasp in Cos Cob, CT

Cicada Killer in Cos Cob, CT

One insect approx. 1.25", sitting on flagstones or nearby boxwood bush. Would hover around as I walk
Date Posted: 2012-07-10 Comments: (4)
Cicada Killers in Gainesville, GA

Cicada Killers in Gainesville, GA

I just went outside around 4, and took a picture of the cicada killer also and her habitat. We have
Date Posted: 2012-07-02 Comments: (1)
European Hornet

Cicada Killer in Halifax, Ma?

Found inside the house on kitchen window
Date Posted: 2012-05-16 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.