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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 lyricen in Vernon, CT

Tibicen lyricen in Vernon, CT

This cicada was found on my back sidewalk in the last throes of life, three days after Hurricane Ire
Date Posted: 2011-08-31 Comments: (1)
Tibicen cicada from Scarborough, ME

Cicada Sighting in Scarborough, ME

My son found the cicada on our driveway this morning. We picked it up to observe it and it made a lo
Date Posted: 2011-08-29 Comments: (1)
Tibicen canicularis cicada from W. Bridgewater, MA

Tibicen canicularis from Everett, MA

sitting on the outside window screen of our 2 family home.
Date Posted: 2011-08-28 Comments: (1)
Tibicen auriferus male cicada from Topeka, KS

Tibicen auriferus in Topeka, KS

This is a Tibicen auriferus I found at my school. The first picture is one with the auriferus male i
Date Posted: 2011-08-26 Comments: (1)
Tibicen canicularis cicada Salem, N.H.

Tibicen Cicada in Salem, NH

Saw this on my deck and I looked it up definately a cicada but I do not know what kind.
Date Posted: 2011-08-24 Comments: (1)
Tibicen female from Lake St. Charles

Tibicen tibicen found in Lake St. Louis, MO

While I was wandering around behind the local Walmart searching for the ever elusive T. auletes, I c
Date Posted: 2011-08-24 Comments: (1)
Tibicen tibicen female

Tibicen tibicen in Brooklyn, NY

I noticed it sitting on the window screen, so i took the cicada off the screen and took few pics of
Date Posted: 2011-08-23 Comments: (6)
Tibicen canicularis cicada Scituate, MA.

A Tibcen canicularis from Scituate, MA

Large (seemed to be at least 2" long incl. wings) bug on a dahlia. Seemed mostly gray in color, w/gr
Date Posted: 2011-08-21 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.