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 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)
Adult Tibicen lyricen cicada

T. lyricen cicadas in Framingham, MA

My dog found this on our deck this evening. I had no idea what is was until a few friends explained
Date Posted: 2012-07-29 Comments: (1)
Male Tibicen pronotalis cicada

T. pronotalis Cicada in Moweaqua, IL

This pronotalis was on a black locust tree in courtship phase walking around singing very soft and w
Date Posted: 2012-07-26 Comments: (1)
Female T. canicularis cicada

Tibicen canicularis cicada in Framingham, MA

Came to a mercury vapor lamp outside the education building at Garden in the Woods, we had set up th
Date Posted: 2012-07-26 Comments: (3)
Tibicen teneral in Falmouth, Ma

Cicada Sighting in Falmouth, Ma.

This newly emerged adult was found resting just above the nymph shell one sunny morning on a tree in
Date Posted: 2012-07-25 Comments: (2)
Tibicen canicularis cicada

Tibicen cicada in Weare, NH

My wife saw the cicada on our bee balm plant...bright sunny day hot and Slightly humid..we live next
Date Posted: 2012-07-24 Comments: (1)
Tibicen lyricen cicada Somerset, Ma

Lyric Cicadas in Somerset, MA

I heard a loud, fast, clicking as I sat outside. My cat had brought this thing over to me. I posted
Date Posted: 2012-07-21 Comments: (1)
Tibicen cicada stung and paralyzed by cicada killer

Tibicen lyricen in Brockton, MA

I found this dead cicada on the ground (or paralyzed? but females aren't out so would this be possib
Date Posted: 2012-07-17 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.