Nirvaninae [Treated as a jr. synonym of Evacanthinae by Dietrich, C. H. 2004. Syst. Entomol. 29: 455-487]
Known diversity: 40 genera, 150 species.
Ecology: On herbs and trees in tropical forests.
Diagnosis: Small to medium sized, depressed leafhoppers; head strongly produced, ocelli on crown, usually near margin, lateral frontal sutures usually not extended to ocelli; forewing vein R with branches usually reflexed, r-m1 absent; hind wing veins R4+5 often confluent preapically.
Similar to: Cicadellinae, Evacanthinae, Typhlocybinae.
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