Range: Mostly Holarctic, sparsely distributed in Africa and SE Asia.

Known diversity: 8 genera, 20 species.

Ecology: On herbs and grasses, often feeding on or near the roots.

Diagnosis: Medium sized, depressed leafhoppers; head produced, ocelli on crown near margin, distant from eyes, eye emarginate mesially; forewing venation complete, hind wing marginal vein often incomplete; hind femur macrosetal formula various, often 2+2+1; male plates ligulate.

Similar to: Xestocephalinae, Deltocephalinae.

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