There at least 1300 cicada species on all continents except Antarctica
The Latin name cicada means "tree cricket"
Most cicadas are 2 to 5 centimetres in total length. The empreror cicada of Malaysia (Megapomponia imperatoria), is about 7 centimetres in lengh, its wingspan is 18 to 20 cm. They live about 2 to 5 years.