Membracoidea

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Membracoidea
Common jassid nymph and ant02.jpg
Leafhopper nymph of the Common Jassid (Eurymela fenestrata) on a eucalyptus branch, with ant
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadomorpha
Superfamily: Membracoidea
Families

Aetalionidae
Cicadellidae
Melizoderidae
Membracidae
Myerslopiidae

The superfamily Membracoidea includes two of the largest families among what used to be the "Homoptera"; the leafhoppers (Cicadellidae) and the treehoppers (Membracidae). The other families in this group are quite small, and have, at various points, generally been included as members within other families, though they are all presently considered to be valid, monophyletic groups. The odd, relictual family Myerslopiidae is one of the most recently described of all Hemipteran families.[1][2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Szwedo, Jacek (2004). "An annotated checklist of Myerslopiidae with notes on the distribution and origin of the group (Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha)". Zootaxa. 425: 1–15. 
  2. ^ Szwedo, Jacek (2004). "A new genus and six new species of ground-dwelling leafhoppers from Chile and New Zealand (Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha: Myerslopiidae)". Zootaxa. 424: 1–20.  Abstract

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