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Tribe Athysanini

Leafhopper ID? - Colladonus clitellarius Unknown - Colladonus Unknown Leafhopper nymph Leafhopper - Euscelidius Ollarianus sp - Ollarianus - female Hopper - Twiningia fasciata - male Leafhopper ID - Twiningia Eutettix - Eutettix prinoides
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Athysanini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phrynomorphini Kirkaldy, 1907
Thamnotettigini Distant, 1908
Euscelini Van Duzee, 1917
Anoterostemmini Haupt, 1929
Bobacellini Kusnezov, 1929
Platymetopiini Haupt, 1929
Colladonini Bliven, 1955
Cerrillini Linnavuori, 1975
Allygidiina Dmitriev, 2006
Numbers
38(?) genera in our area, >1800 spp. in ~300 genera worldwide(1)
one informal genus group: Athysanus-group
Athysanus-group
Allygidius Ribaut, 1948
Allygus Fieber, 1872
Athysanus Burmeister, 1838
Conosanus Osborn & Ball, 1902
Coulinus Beirne, 1954
Doliotettix Ribaut, 1942
Ederranus Ribaut, 1942
Euscelidius Ribaut, 1942
Euscelis Brulle, 1832
Extrusanus Oman, 1949
Graphocraerus Thomson, 1869
Macustus Ribaut, 1942
Streptanus Ribaut, 1942
Thamnotettix Zetterstedt, 1838
Incertae sedis
Aligia Ball, 1907
Aplanus Oman, 1949
Aplanusiella Nielson & Haws, 1992
Atanus Oman, 1938
Bandara Ball, 1931
Bonneyana Oman, 1949
Caladonus Oman, 1949
Cetexa Oman, 1949
Colladonus Ball, 1936
Crassana DeLong & Hershberger, 1947
Danbara Oman, 1949
Eusama Oman, 1949
Eusora Oman, 1949
Eutettix Van Duzee, 1892
Fitchana Oman, 1949
Floridonus Oman, 1949
Fridonus Oman, 1949
Hardya Edwards, 1922
Hesium Ribaut, 1942
Idiodonus Ball, 1936
Mesamia Ball, 1907
Nigridonus Oman, 1949
Norvellina Ball, 1931
Nurenus Oman, 1949
Ollarianus Ball, 1936
Orientus DeLong, 1938
Phlepsanus Oman, 1949
Sobara Oman, 1949
Twiningia Ball, 1931
Zabrosa Oman, 1949
Range
cosmopolitan
Habitat
nearly all terrestrial ecosystems
Food
wide variety of eudicots and occasionally grasses and sedges
Remarks
The largest tribe of Deltocephalinae; highly polyphyletic in nature (in other words, a taxonomic nightmare). All unplaced genera within Deltocephalinae have been grouped into this tribe, pretty much making it the "Incertae sedis" category of Deltocephalinae. It was previously broken up into a number of subtribes which were genera grouped based on morphology—DNA and phylogenic analysis has revealed that none of those subtribes are valid except for Cicadulina which was elevated to tribal status after the group was proved to be monophyletic. The Athysanus-group is an informal genus group that is mostly monophyletic and groups all species related to the genus Athysanus. This genus group is likely the eventual "true" Athysanini after the tribe is revised. Some members of Athysanini may eventually belong to existing tribes, but most may end up in new tribes. The other large tribes in this subfamily (Deltocephalini, Paralimnini) are generally understood to be monophyletic.

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