Miller, D.R., & Polavarapu, S. 1997 A new species of mealybug in the genus Dysmicoccus (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae) of importance in highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum, Ericaceae) in the eastern United States.. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 99: 440-460.

Notes: A new species of mealybug, Dysmicoccus vaccinii Miller and Polavarapu, is described that is believed to be a pest of highbush blueberries, Vaccinium corymbosum L. It has an unusual life history since most instars can be found in the field throughout the year, including January and February. The four female instars and five male instars are described and illustrated, including apterous and macropterous adult males. The blueberry mealybug is suggested as a common name. New synonymy is included as follows: Dysmicoccus bispinosus Beardsley is considered to be a junor synonym of D. texensis (Tinsley).