Blanco, E. 2004 Primer registro de Chorizococcus caribaeus Williams y Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) en Cuba. [First record of Chorizococcus caribaeus Williams & Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) from Cuba.]. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina. Buenos Aires 34: 115-117.
Notes: The genus Chorizococcus was recently recorded from Cuba. Its economic importance is shown by the ability of some species within the genus to establish themselves in other geographical regions and damage economic crops. Ch. caribaeus Williams & G. de Willink is included among the species of the genus recorded from the Caribbean, and its distribution comprises the islands of Jamaica and Saint Kitts. Mealybug samples were taken from plants of Eleusine indica L. in Lawton, C. Habana, which were identified by means of the keys provided by Williams and Granara de Willink (1992). The presence of Ch. caribaeus in Cuba was noted for the first time and the variability of some taxonomic characters was compared with the data provided in the bibliography. The symbiosis of Ch. caribaeus with colonies of Solenopsis geminata Fabricius was observed for the first time. Also, oviparous habits were confirmed in the mealybug species by observing ovisacs on the affected plants.