Tanaka, H., & Uesato, T. 2012 New records of some potential pest mealybugs (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae) in Japan. Applied Entomology and Zoology. Tokyo 47:413-419
Notes: Four species of mealybugs, Dysmicoccus neobrevipes, Phenacoccus defectus, Ph. parvus, and Ph. solenopsis (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae) are recorded for the first time from Japan in the Ryukyu Archipelago, with brief biological notes. We discuss some features of these species compared with those of related species, D. brevipes and Ph. solani, and we consider their potential risks to Japanese agriculture and/or horticulture.