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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 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)
Male Tibicen auletes cicada

Tibicen auletes from Garner, NC

Tibicen auletes and molt. T. auletes is one of our most abundant species. This one was collected as
Date Posted: 2012-07-15 Comments: (1)
Cast cicada nymph skin

Cast off cicada nymph shells in Shrewsbury, Ma

Heard first calling 07/10/2012 Cast-off sighting 07/14/2012
Date Posted: 2012-07-14 Comments: (2)
Tibicen lyricen teneral cicada

Tibicen tenerals in Framingham, Ma

I have one, maybe two, Cicada species that come into my front & back yard every summer for the p
Date Posted: 2012-07-12 Comments: (1)
Tibicen canicularis in Sanford, ME

Tibicen canicularis in Sanford, ME

I had just finished mowing the lawn and I was putting some tools back in the shed when I noticed a s
Date Posted: 2012-07-12 Comments: (1)
Cicadetta calliope

Cicadetta calliope from Wagrams, NC

North Carolina is home to the type locality for this species. They are not considered rare in NC and
Date Posted: 2012-07-12 Comments: (1)
Female T. pruinosus

Tibicen pruinosus cicada in Topeka, KS

Tibicen dad found her fluttering around near a church parking lot, her wings dried aw
Date Posted: 2012-07-04 Comments: (2)
Diceroprocta viridifascia in Pompano Beach

Diceroprocta in Pompano Beach, FL

Diceroprocta viridifascia (Walker, 1850). A Cicada enthusiast myself, my family and I came to Pompan
Date Posted: 2012-07-03 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.