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Tribe Macrostelini

Auchenorrhycha  04c - Balclutha manitou Leafhopper  - Macrosteles parvidens leafhopper - Macrosteles patruelis Leafhopper - Balclutha - female Macrosteles ID req. - Macrosteles - female Corn Leafhopper in Austin TX - Dalbulus maidis Macrosteles - female Macrosteles
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 Macrostelini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Balcluthini Baker, 1915
Gnathodini Baker, 1915
Coryphaelini Nast, 1972
Numbers
TBA spp. in (at least) 9 genera in our area, >300 spp. in ~40 genera worldwide(1)
Balclutha Kirkaldy, 1900
Baldulus Oman, 1934
Balolina Knight & Webb, 1988
Cicadulina China, 1926
Dalbulus DeLong, 1950
Davisonia Dorst, 1937
Macrosteles Fieber, 1866
Sagatus Ribaut, 1948
Sonronius Dorst, 1937
Range
cosmopolitan
Food
wide variety of hosts, but mostly grasses and sedges