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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 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)
Tibicen canicularis

Tibicen canicularis from Brockton, MA

Was walking inside from picking up my girlfriend and saw this on the walkway to the house from the c
Date Posted: 2011-08-21 Comments: (1)
Tibicen canicularis cicada Taunton, MA.

T. canicularis in Taunton, Ma.

Hello. I am VERY concerned about what I found on my front stoop this a.m. A dead cicada with its und
Date Posted: 2011-08-20 Comments: (10)
Tibicen female from Topeka, KS

T. pruinosus teneral in Topeka, KS

I was feeding goldfish and koi carp in my pond when this female T. pruinosus teneral dropped down ne
Date Posted: 2011-08-15 Comments: (2)
Tibicen auletes adults

Tibicen auletes in Winslow, AR

The Tibicen auletes at left was found just south of Winslow, Arkansas. It has a reddish eye color I
Date Posted: 2011-08-15 Comments: (5)
T. canicularis in West Haven, CT

Tibicen canicularis in West Haven, CT

Attached to my porch screen. I have been seeing a lot of these this year. I live on the shoreline pr
Date Posted: 2011-08-13 Comments: (4)
Tibicen exuvia from Rehoboth, MA

Tibicen exuvia from Rehoboth, MA

While doing some yard work, retrieved a wheel barrel that was in the backyard over a pile of cut tre
Date Posted: 2011-08-09 Comments: (4)
Tibicen linnei in Dix Hills, NY

Tibicen linnei in Dix Hills, NY

Hope the pictures get to you. It was so exciting seeing a cicada for the first time in my life. I no
Date Posted: 2011-08-08 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.