Evacanthinae (=Nirvaninae, see Dietrich, C.H. 2004. Syst. Entomol. 29: 455-487)

Range: Palearctic, Oriental, Nearctic.

Known diversity: 14 genera, 100 species.

Ecology: On undergrowth in moist forests.

Diagnosis: Medium-sized, cylindrical leafhoppers; head produced, crown usually with oblique striations and with a well developed submarginal carina, ocelli on crown near margin, frontoclypeus with medial carina; forewing macropterous (submacropterous in type genus), R two branched, r-m1 absent.

Similar to: Cicadellinae, Nirvaninae, Signoretiinae, Typhlocybinae.

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