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Tribe Athysanini

Leafhopper - Colladonus montanus Orange Leafhopper - Colladonus holmesi Leafhopper - Norvellina chenopodii Bespeckled Leafhopper? - Orientus ishidae Saddleback Leafhopper - Colladonus clitellarius Leafhopper nymph? - Orientus ishidae Leafhopper - Bandara Cicadellidae - Colladonus aureolus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers, Treehoppers and Aetalionids)
Family Cicadellidae (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
>1800 spp. in ~300 genera worldwide(1)
one informal genus group: Athysanus-group
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.