Range: northern Palearctic, northwestern Nearctic.
Known diversity: 10 genera, 70 species.
Ecology: On herbs and shrubs.
Diagnosis: Medium-sized to large, robust, usually mottled brown leafhoppers, female often brachypterous; head with ocelli on crown, lateral frontal sutures not extended to ocelli, antennal ledge transverse, frontoclypeus usually inflated; forewing with inner apical cell short and oblique; middle femur usually with AM1 developed; hind femur with three or more pairs of dorsal macrosetae; male plates ligulate.
Similar to: Cicadellinae, Aphrodinae.
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