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Cicadellidae subfamily key

This is a simplified key to the Cicadellidae subfamilies that I made which should work for most species in North America, though it's probably most accurate for the eastern fauna. It's mostly based on Dietrich's larger key (which can be a bit of a chore to use, since it includes the world fauna). Eurymelinae and Neobalinae are a couple rare groups not included.

Ocelli on face, distinctly below margin of head.
1a) Pronotum extends anteriorly in front of eyes. [2]
1b) Pronotum does not extend anteriorly in front of eyes. [3]
2a) Body, wings and legs mostly black. [Nioniinae, Nionia palmeri]
2b) Not entirely black; most species green or brown. [Macropsinae]
3a) Lateral sutures extend to ocelli [Megophthalminae]
3b) Lateral sutures do not extend to ocelli [Idiocerinae]

Ocelli on dorsal crown of head, far from the anterior margin
1a) Forewings mostly opaque; M3+4 ends near wing apex. [Cicadellinae]
1b) Forewings mostly hyaline; M3+4 ends well before wing apex. [2]
2a) Scutellum broad and triangular. [Gyponinae]
2b) Scutellum narrow, sides concave and anterior margin angular. [Ledrinae, Xerophloea]

Ocelli on or near margin of head
1a) Basal metatarsomere acuminate. Anteapical cells absent. Small, delicate species. [Typhlocybinae]
1b) Basal metatarsomere truncate, with blunt setae. Anteapical cells usually present. [2]
2a) Inner apical cell elongate; M3+4 ends near wing apex. [3]
2b) Inner apical cell short; M3+4 ends well before wing apex. [4]
3a) Eyes as large as interocular distance. [Coelidiinae, Coelidia, Tinobregmus]
3b) Eyes far smaller than interocular distance; head solidly green. [Coelidiinae, Neocoelidia]
3c) Eyes far smaller than interocular distance; head patterned. [Evacanthinae]
4a) Lateral sutures do not extend to ocelli; wings macrosetose; solid green. [Isassinae]
4b) Lateral sutures extend near ocelli; wing usually glabrous; color variable. [5]
5a) Apical pectens of metatibia evenly shaped, and eye smaller than interocular width. [Aphoriinae]
5b) Apical pectens of metatibia usually uneven; if even, then eye as large as interocular width. [Deltocephalinae]

So many leafhoppers to ID
you had to make your own key?? And I'm guessing that was just one of the samples the other day - sweeet!
We put a link to this page on the Info page here

 
Thank you!!
For this simple key!!!

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