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.

Male T. canicularis cicada

T. canicularis in Tewksbury, MA

We actually captured this in a jar. It was attached to our screen door.
Date Posted: 2007-09-01 Comments: (1)
Tibicen linnei cicada

Cicada Sighting - Bethany, IL

I got this one today, at Bethany in a cemetery. It was making the more rapid hot weather song the be
Date Posted: 2007-08-28 Comments: (1)
T. linnei female cicada

Tibicen linnei in Columbia, MD

Just sitting on the driveway. It was alive. Its gone now.
Date Posted: 2007-08-23 Comments: (1)
T. canicularis cicada

Cicada from Belmont, MA

There are 6 exoskeletons around it, they are split up the back. I found a couple of the dead ones ea
Date Posted: 2007-08-21 Comments: (1)
Male T. dorsatus cicada

Tibicen dorsatus from Pana, IL

I just got back and yes i got a male Tibicen dorsata they sound like a lyricen but an octive lower i
Date Posted: 2007-08-21 Comments: (2)
Tibicen canicularis cicada

Cicada Report from Topsham, ME

Spotted this on a pine tree on our school playground.
Date Posted: 2007-08-20 Comments: (2)
Eclosing Tibicen cicada

Cicadas in Carlisle, IA

Hi, My son Noah, (8) caught a cicada nymph last week (Aug 12th) and put it in his bug terra
Date Posted: 2007-08-19 Comments: (1)
Tibicen canicularis teneral

Cicada Sighted in Attleboro, MA

Sorry, I did not put my last name & street information b/c it looked like one of the recent entr
Date Posted: 2007-08-18 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.