Taxobox | color = pink | name = Cicada | image = Tibicen_linnei.jpg | image_width = 250px | image_caption = Annual Cicada Tibicen linnei | regnum = Animalia | phylum = Arthropoda | classis = Insecta | ordo = Hemiptera | subordo = Auchenorrhyncha | infraordo = Cicadomorpha | superfamilia = Cicadoidea | familia = Cicadidae | familia_authority = Westwood, 1840 | subdivision_ranks = Genera | subdivision = Many. A cicada is any of several insects of the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha, in the superfamily Cicadoidea, with small eyes wide apart on the head and transparent, well-veined wings. Cicadas live in temperate to tropical climates where they are one of the most widely recognized of all insects, largely due to their large size and remarkable (and often inescapable) acoustic talents. Cicadas are sometimes called "locusts", although they are unrelated to true locusts, which are a kind of grasshopper. Cicadas are related to leafhoppers and spittlebugs.