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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.

European Hornet

Cicada Killer in Halifax, Ma?

Found inside the house on kitchen window
Date Posted: 2012-05-16 Comments: (1)
Sphecius speciosus in Nashua, NH

Cicada Killer Wasp in Nashua, NH

Back around 8-12-2011, while hummingbird watching in my backyard, I thought I saw a small hummingbir
Date Posted: 2011-09-05 Comments: (4)
Sphecius speciosus wasp in West Bridgewater, Ma.

Cicada Killer and Prey in West Bridgewater, Ma.

Cicada killer wasp has a couple of burrow's in my back yard. I have seen at least one carrying a cic
Date Posted: 2011-08-27 Comments: (1)
Cicada Killer with Tibicen prey

Cicada Killer in Barrington, N.H.

Successful Cicada Killer trying to get airborne.
Date Posted: 2011-08-26 Comments: (1)
Cicada Killer wasp in Bridgeport, CT

Cicada Killer Wasp in Bridgeport, CT

found in our back yard and it is a male we are guessing he just mated.
Date Posted: 2011-08-23 Comments: (1)
Cicada Killer feeding on Elm tree

Feeding Cicada Killers in Fort Dodge, IA

Ok heres some pics of those elm tree sap sucking cicadia Killers.
Date Posted: 2011-08-11 Comments: (2)
Cicada Killer wasp in Sherman, CT

Cicada Killers in Sherman, CT

Interesting and menacing looking creature. I'm glad I read up on the wasp!
Date Posted: 2011-08-10 Comments: (2)
Cicada Killers in Newton, MA

Cicada Killers in Newton, MA

It appears that two were burrowing and they were flying around each other when they came out. The mo
Date Posted: 2011-08-04 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.