I happened to find this resh cicada (Tibicen resh) on the back patio the other day. So it and I got up close and personal for some photos. James helped me out with a few. I think these insects are quite beautiful.
According to Bugguide.net, the cicada's name "resh" refers to the "markings on the mesonotum [upper surface of middle segment of thorax] that look like an upside-down Hebrew letter Resh (and its mirror image on the other side)."
Also according to Bugguide.net, resh males have been recorded, "producing a mean sound pressure level of 105.9dB(50cm), ranking them amount the loudest insects in the world!" I believe it!