Known diversity: 26 genera, 550 species.
Ecology: On trees and shrubs.
Diagnosis: Small to medium-sized leafhoppers; head short, usually strongly punctate, ocelli on face distant from eyes, lateral frontal sutures reduced or absent, gena narrow; pronotum strongly produced, clypellus produced beyond genal margin; forewing macropterous, hind wing R2+3 absent; hind femur macrosetal formula 2+1 or 2+1+1; female ovipositor elongate and narrow.
Similar to: Idiocerinae, Nioniinae, Agalliinae.
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