Body oval; possibly purple; legs probably yellow; lateral filaments short, inconspicuous or absent on head and thorax, short and about same length on abdomen; ovisac secretion white, felted, not covering dorsum, but developed ventrally;. Occurring on stems and leaves, normally on azaleas. Oviparous, eggs purple.
This species was not intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, but it is included because is common on a number of ornamental and fruit tree hosts that are commonly imported into the U. S. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from Japan (Prunus, Pyrus). ScaleNet distribution records for C. azaleae include Nearctic and Palaearctic regions and it normally is found on azaleas. Several species of Crisicoccus other than C. azaleae have been taken at U. S. ports-of-entry including: C. echinodes Williams (The Philippines, on Lansium and Nephelium); C. hirsutus (Newstead) (India, on Mangifera); C. matsumotoi (Siraiwa) (Japan and The Philippines, on Chaenomeles, Codiaeum, Firmiana, Pyrus Japan and South Korea, on Pyrus); C. pilosus Ezzat and McConnell (India, on Dahlia); C. pini (Kuwana) (Japan on Pinus and Taxus); and C. theobromae Williams and Watson (Malaysia and The Philippines, on Punica and Nephelium).