Range: Worldwide except Europe.

Known diversity: 126 genera, 1300 species.

Ecology: Various; usually on trees and shrubs in forests.

Diagnosis: Medium to large cylindrical leafhoppers; head with crown narrow, ocelli on or near anterior margin of crown, distal segment of rostrum cylindrical and much longer than penultimate segment; forewing usually without crossvein r-m1; front tibia with accessory row of macrosetae in basal half adjacent to row AV; hind femur usually with macrosetal formula 2+2+1 with penultimate pair widely separated; tibia with basal seta of AD offset; ovipositor slender with median dorsal tooth; aedeagus usually linear.

Similar to: Deltocephalinae, Tartessinae.

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