Iassinae

Range: Worldwide

Known diversity: 50 genera, 700 species.

Ecology: On trees and shrubs.

Diagnosis: Medium-sized, usually green or brown leafhoppers; head with ocelli distant from eyes, lateral frontal sutures not extended to ocelli; forewing macropterous, often setose; hind wing veins R4+5 and M1+2 usually confluent; male with sternum VIII enlarged and largely concealing plates, plates ligulate; female second valvulae usually with 2-3 widely spaced dorsal teeth.

Similar to: Scarinae (sometimes treated as a tribe of Iassinae), Ledrinae.

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