The superfamily Membracoidea are sap-sucking true-bugs that includes two of the largest families within what used to be called 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.
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