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Membracoidea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Hemiptera
Infraorder  Cicadomorpha
Higher classification  Cicadomorpha
Phylum  Arthropoda
Suborder  Auchenorrhyncha
Scientific name  Membracoidea
Rank  Superfamily
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Lower classifications  Leafhopper, Treehopper

The superfamily Membracoidea includes two of the largest families among what used to be 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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Membracoidea Wikipedia


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