Range: New World.
Known diversity: 18 genera, 130 species.
Ecology: Usually on trees and shrubs.
Diagnosis: Medium-sized to large, pale leafhoppers; head produced, often with marginal carina, crown raised and shelflike mesiad of eyes, ocelli on or near crown margin, lateral frontal sutures extended to ocelli, antennal ledges well developed, oblique, clypellus usually with medial gibbosity or tubercle; forewing with crossvein r-m1 absent and hind wing with R4+5 and M1+2 confluent near apex (exception Chinaia); hind femur macrosetal formula usually 2+2+1 with penultimate pair widely separated; male plates fused to valve.
Similar to: Deltocephalinae, Nirvaninae.
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