A phylogeny of the Tingidae is provided on the basis of parsimony analysis with pre-alignment as well as with direct optimization of 2018 bp from five loci (COI, Leu-tRNA, COII, 16S and 28S) and a set of 30 morphological characters. The results obtained with either direct optimization or pre-alignment methods of parsimony clearly show that Cantacaderinae are sister group to (Phatnominae + Tinginae). Several apomorphies, retrieved in different studies, characterize Cantacaderinae, Phatnominae and Tinginae, but only one characterizes the grouping of Phatnominae + Tinginae. In addition, no clear tribal division as currently used was highlighted within the Tinginae. The results are discussed in the light of earlier morphologically based hypotheses.