Dedicated to the Study of the Cicadas of Massachusetts and New England


Cicada Killer Videos

Cicada Killer wasps are quite mis-understood. As this site continues to grow, we hope to gather more information on this extremly doscile predator of cicadas. Below is just a small sampling of some cicada killer wasp behaviors. It is not necessary to kill these wasps. The males do not sting and females are only interested in stinging cicadas.

You can navigate through these videos by the page navigation towards the bottom. Clicking on a thumbnail with a play icon will launch the video player in a modal window. Under each video is a comment form if you would like to leave a comment or ask questions.

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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.