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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 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)
T. pronotalis cicada

Tibicen pronotalis in Batavia, OH

Found a deceased female T.walkeri on my back deck in the afternoon
Date Posted: 2011-08-07 Comments: (1)
Quesada gigas from San Antonio, TX

Quesada gigas Cicada in San Antonio, TX

Cicada...I posted a Cicada Killer and Prey on 7/16/11 and this morning I found this Cicada near a ne
Date Posted: 2011-08-05 Comments: (1)
Tibicen auletes in Maryville, TN

Tibicen auletes in Maryville, TN

I live in Maryville, TN and I saw a huge cicada today and got good pics. seems like according to wha
Date Posted: 2011-08-04 Comments: (7)
Tibicen canicularis in Keene, NH

Tibicen canicularis in Keene, NH

My neigbors spotted about 20 - 30 insects emerging from pupae low on the trunks of several white pi
Date Posted: 2011-08-03 Comments: (3)
Cross Species mating tibicens

Cross-Species Mating in O'Fallon, MO

Captive mating observed between two different Tibicen species: When I came home after a night
Date Posted: 2011-08-02 Comments: (7)
Brood XIX periodical cicada from Taylorville, IL

Late emerging Brood XIX Magicicada Taylorville, IL

Brood xix straggaler. female tredecassini. I did not know if you wanted any magicicada reports now o
Date Posted: 2011-08-02 Comments: (2)
Tibicen canicularis from Beverly, Ma.

T. canicularis sighting in Beverly, MA

Found this guy (or girl) buzzing frantically around in my front lawn after I disturbed it with the h
Date Posted: 2011-08-02 Comments: (5)

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.