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 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)
T. canicularis teneral

Tibicen cicada from Parsonsfield, ME

Observed the emergence of Cicada in my garden near the top of a bamboo stake.
Date Posted: 2007-08-14 Comments: (2)
Molting T. canicularis

Cicadas in Worcester, MA

Worcester county, 83 degrees between 1 and 2 pm.
Date Posted: 2007-08-12 Comments: (2)
Molting cicada from Lake Luzerne

Cicada Spotted in Lake Luzerne, NY

IS THIS A CICADAS? It really freaked us out!!!
Date Posted: 2007-08-04 Comments: (2)
T. canicularis cicada

Cicadas in Southborough, MA

I saw the emergence - first 2 pictures on Tuesday morning. The wings were not fully opened when I h
Date Posted: 2007-08-03 Comments: (2)
Female T. lyricen cicada

Cicada in Watertown, MA

This little guy was dead when I found him. Not sure where he came from but I didn't even know cicad
Date Posted: 2007-07-31 Comments: (1)
T. lyricen cicada Belchertown, Ma.

Cicada Sighting - Belchertown, MA

Hiya- I found this one in my yard... its wings are damaged somehow. Not sure if this is a rare one o
Date Posted: 2007-07-29 Comments: (1)
T. lyricen cicada from Ashland, MA

Cicada Report from Ashland, MA

Not sure if this is a cicada or not, but I almost sat on it! This was taken on one of our adirondack
Date Posted: 2007-07-27 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.