Williams, D.J., Martinez Rivero, M.A., & Suris Campo, M. 2001 Mealybugs on sugarcane in Cuba with a discussion of a new record for the New World (Hem., Pseudococcidae).. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 137: 73-76.
Notes: Three species of mealybugs, Dysmicoccus boninsis (Kuwana), Saccharicoccus sacchari (Cockerell) and Trionymus radicicola (Morrison), are known to attack sugarcane in Cuba. They were discussed in a work on the mealybugs of Central and South America by Williams and Granara de Willink (1992) in which references and synonymy to these species are given. A fourth species, Kiritshenkella sacchari (Green), has now been found on sugarcane in Cuba. This mealybug has a wide distribution in Asia and the Middle East on various grasses including sugarcane and it may have been accidentally introduced to Cuba on plant material in recent years. The record from Cuba is also the first for the New World. Williams and Granara de Willink (1992) reported the polyphagous species Dysmicoccus brevipes (Cockerell) on sugarcane from other islands in the Caribbean area and from South America but so far it has not been found on sugarcane in Cuba although it is present there on other plants.