Within the Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Planthoppers and their allies) the usual complaint is that not
nearly enough research and writing has been done. Speaking of the Treehoppers in particular, however, Kopp and Yonke (1973)
noted that "The family Membracidae has been a very popular group and has received attention out of proportion to its size
and economic importance. Its popularity is probably due to the grotesque appearance caused by its extensive pronotal modifications."
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