Kondo, T., Gullan, P.J., Ventura, J.A., & Culik, M.P. 2005 Taxonomy and biology of the mealybug genus Plotococcus Miller & Denno (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Brazil, with descriptions of two new species.. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 40(3): 213-227.
Notes: Two new species of Brazilian mealybugs, Plotococcus capixaba is a newly recognized pest from the leaves of the jaboticaba tree, Myrciaria jaboticaba (Vell.) O. Berg (Myrtaceae), from Espíritu Santo and from Leandra erinacea Cogn. (Melastomataceae) from São Paulo. Plotococcus hambletoni was collected in São Paulo on a myrtaceous plant. A revised key to the species of Plotococcus Miller & Denno, and a key to the different growth stages of P. capixaba are provided. All female instars are described for P. capixaba, but only the adult female is known for P. hambletoni. The biology of Plotococcus is discussed, with emphasis on P. capixaba.