Range: Worldwide, poorly represented in Palearctic and Australia.

Known diversity: 350 genera, 3100 species.

Ecology: Various; usually on herbs and grasses in moist areas.

Diagnosis: Medium to large cylindrical leafhoppers; head produced, face strongly inflated, ocelli on crown distant from anterior margin, lateral frontal sutures extended to ocelli; forewing venation complete, inner apical cell elongate with base narrow and inner corner usually basad of outer corner; hind femur macrosetal formula usually 2+1 or 2+1+1; male plates usually triangular or parallel sided, not ligulate.

Similar to: Errhomeninae, Evacanthinae.

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