Empress cicada

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Empress cicada
Pomponia imperatoria 2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Cicadidae
Genus: Megapomponia
Species: M. imperatoria
Binomial name
Megapomponia imperatoria
(Westwood, 1842)

Pomponia imperatoria

The empress cicada (Megapomponia imperatoria) is a species of cicada from Southeast Asia. It is the largest species of cicada with a head-body length of about 7 cm (2.8 in) and a wingspan of 18–20 cm (7–8 in).[1][2]


  1. ^ Burton, Maurice; Burton, Robert (2002). International Wildlife Encyclopedia. 4, Chickaree - crabs (3rd ed.). Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Corporation. p. 455. ISBN 0-7614-7270-3. 
  2. ^ Flindt, R. (2006). Amazing Numbers in Biology, p. 10. ISBN 978-3540301462