Dedicated to the Study of the Cicadas of Massachusetts and New England


Cicada Sightings Index Page

Below are all user-submitted cicada sightings. If you believe that you have spotted a cicada - and have a photograph, please click on the link in the right-hand navigation under the "Submit Report" section. Cicada sightings are being solicated because they help in filling in gaps in the distribution of cicadas species.

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

Tibicen lyricen cicada

Tibicen lyricen cicada in Millbury, Ma.

My name is Patty I live in Grafton, MA. I was leaving my work place last night in Millbury, MA. She
Date Posted: 2012-08-12 Comments: (1)
Cicada cast-off nymphal skin

Tibicen Cicada Shell in Haverhill, MA

I found this on a white door by a pool and I was very curious to find out more about this.
Date Posted: 2012-08-11 Comments: (1)
Tibicen tibicen Cicadas from Taylorville, IL

Tibicen tibicen Cicadas from Taylorville, IL

two female tibicen tibicen two hors after molt. see the pronotal collar is dark at this poin
Date Posted: 2012-08-07 Comments: (1)
From stomach contents of A. contortrix

Tibicen Cicada Eaten by Copperhead Wagram, NC

Contents (Tibicen sp.) removed from the stomach of a "roadkill" Copperhead, A. contortrix. Sever
Date Posted: 2012-08-05 Comments: (1)
Tibicen Cicada Shell found in Concord, NH

Tibicen Cicada Shell found in Concord, NH

I was about to go for a walk to meet up with my friend and almost touched a strange bug. I called my
Date Posted: 2012-08-02 Comments: (1)
Cicada nymph failed to eclose

Cicada Nymph in Chester, VA

On Sunday, July 29, the cicada we saw crawled out from the leaves and climbed up a tree. It stoppe
Date Posted: 2012-08-01 Comments: (1)
Cicada Teneral in West Boylston, MA

Cicada teneral in West Boylston Ma.

Hi I couldn't figure out how to transfer the photos on my phone into a file. Sorry. We are at Camp W
Date Posted: 2012-07-30 Comments: (3)
Tibicen lyricen cicada from Shelton, CT

Tibicen cicada from Shelton, CT

my husband heard it while working in the garage looked down and he came out from under some mats
Date Posted: 2012-07-29 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.