The Cicadellinae, as currently defined, was revised by David Young (1915–1991) in three remarkable volumes (Young 1968a, 1977a, 1986a). The publication of these works has enabled the evaluation and description of additional genera and species, primarily by researchers in Brazil and China. The availability of these taxonomic monographs and subsequent publications, including the comprehensive catalogue (McKamey 2007) of all changes and additions from 1956 to mid-2006, has made the Cicadellinae a relatively well-known group.
This database was initially developed through funding provided by The Leverhulme Trust in 2010.
The subsequent re-development of database (2019 -2021) has been undertaken as part of the BRIGIT project which was funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF), by a grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) with support from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Scottish Government.
Wilson M. R., Turner, J. A. & McKamey, S. H. 2020. Sharpshooter Leafhoppers of the World (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae subfamily Cicadellinae). Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. Available online at https://Cicadellinae.science [Accessed: 12/04/2023].