Range: Australia, New Guinea.
Known diversity: 33 genera, 120 species.
Ecology: On trees and shrubs, especially Eucalyptus; often gregarious, ant-attended.
Diagnosis: Large, robust leafhoppers, often brightly colored; head short, ocelli on face distant from eyes, lateral frontal sutures extended to ocelli; forewings macropterous, usually with supranumerary R branches but without well delimited Rs (s crossvein absent), r-m1 elongate; hind femur macrosetal formula 2+0; female second valvulae broad with large dorsal teeth.
Similar to: Idiocerinae, Macropsinae.
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