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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 in San Antonio, TX

Cicada Killer Wasp in San Antonio, TX

I have seen a few Cicada Killers and they have been building burrows around some new flowering shrub
Date Posted: 2011-07-16 Comments: (6)
Eastern Cicada Killer in Warwick, RI

Eastern Cicada Killer in Warwick, RI

these cicada killer wasps were nesting in my yard on July 10 and July 13,2011 in Warwick, RI wing s
Date Posted: 2011-07-10 Comments: (1)
Sphecius speciosus in Southlake, Texas

Sphecius speciosus in Southlake, Texas

Spotted on July 4th. Temperature was 103 degrees at 5:00 pm.
Date Posted: 2011-07-04 Comments: (3)
Sphecius hogardii from Longboat Key, FL

Cicada Killers in Little Elm, TX

Photographed on June 16th, 2011. Very hot outside.
Date Posted: 2011-06-16 Comments: (3)
Sphecius hogardii from Longboat Key, FL

Sphecius hogardii from Longboat Key, Florida

Cicada Killer wasp sighting: Sphecius hogardii - the less common species. All this week I have been
Date Posted: 2011-06-11 Comments: (8)
Cicada Killers in Greene, RI

Cicada Killers in Greene, RI

I found this one dead on the road.It was not squished so the pictures are fairly decent.I have 2 mor
Date Posted: 2010-08-31 Comments: (1)
Pigeon Horntail

Cicada Killer from Needham, MA

Is this a cicada killer? A very large insect was in my house in Needham Ma. It has four wings, dark
Date Posted: 2010-08-18 Comments: (1)
Great Golden Digger Wasp

Cicada Killers in Portsmouth NH

I think this may be a cicada killer
Date Posted: 2010-08-02 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.