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Cicada orni imago (Cicadini)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadomorpha
Superfamily: Cicadoidea
Family: Cicadidae
Subfamily: Cicadinae
12–15 tribes (but see text)

The Cicadinae are a subfamily of cicadas, containing the translucent cicadas. They are robust cicadas and many have gaudy colors, but they generally lack the butterfly-like opaque wing markings found in many species of the related Tibiceninae.


This large subfamily is here divided into tribes. Other schemes exist, which usually have a coarser subdivision. Some, however, merge the Tibiceninae here whole or partly. The unrevised list given below was substantially revised beginning in 2010 due to additional morphological and molecular phylogenetic analysis.[1][2]

The tribes, with some notable genera, are:


  1. ^ Lee, Young June; Hill, Kathy B. R. (2010). "Systematic revision of the genus Psithyristria Stål (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with seven new species and a molecular phylogeny of the genus and higher taxa". Systematic Entomology. 35 (2): 277–305. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00509.x. 
  2. ^ Lee, Young June (2012). "Descriptions of two new genera and species of Cicadidae (Hemiptera) from India with some notes on tribal classification". Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. 59 (2): 225–231. doi:10.1002/mmnd.201200018. 

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