Known diversity: 90 genera, 720 species.
Ecology: On trees and shrubs.
Diagnosis: Small to medium-sized, often brightly colored leafhoppers; head short and broad, ocelli on face distant from eyes, lateral frontal sutures usually extended to ocelli; forewing macropterous, usually without crossvein s; hind wing venation complete; hind tibial row PV usually with alternating long, baloonlike and short, simle macrosetae; male valve united with pygofer; female second valvulae usually broad with numerous large dorsal teeth.
Similar to: Eurymelinae, Macropsinae.
back to leafhopper subfamily index