Body usually elongate oval; moderately convex in lateral view; body yellow with brown mottling in young females, becoming completely brown at maturity; without an obvious wax covering; ovisac absent. Occurring on leaves, branches, and twigs of host plant. Males absent; eggs hatch within body of female.
This species was intercepted 32 times on a variety of hosts at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Australia, Belize, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote D`Ivoire, El Salvador, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, The Netherlands, The Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and N. Ireland, and Vietnam. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from American Samoa (unknown host); Barbados (unknown host); Belize (Aglaonema, Codiaeum); Bermuda (Codiaeum, Laurus); China (Litchi); Costa Rica (Codiaeum, Oncidium); Cuba (Erythroxylon); Dominican Republic (Annona, Citrus); Ecuador (Annona, Caladium); England (Ricinus); Fiji (Hibiscus); Grenada (Mangifera); Hawaii (Anthurium, Codiaeum, Hibiscus, Rubus); Honduras (Spathiphyllum); India (Musa); Jamaica (Annona, Mentha); Japan (Anthurium, Codiaeum); Mexico (Codiaeum, Epidendrum, Vitis); Nigeria (unknown host); The Philippines (Codiaeum, Rosa); Puerto Rico (Annona, Monstera); Samoa (Casuarina); Sri Lanka (Cassia); Thailand (Durio, Mangifera); Truk Islands (Excoecaria).ScaleNet includes hosts in over 50 plant families from 50+ countries worldwide in all zoogeographic regions. The greatest concentration of hosts appears to be in the Fabaceae. Two species of Coccus other than C. capparidis Green, C. hesperidum Linnaeus, C. longulus, C. moestus De Lotto , C. pseudohesperidum (Cockerell) and C. viridis (Green) have been taken at U. S. ports-of-entry, C. alpinus De Lotto (Brazil, on Coffea) and C. celatus De Lotto (The Philippines, on Dimocarpus, Lansium and Synsepalum).