Body elongate oval; relatively flat in cross section; body cream or tan, with medial stripe and mottling near body margin on young females, dark brown in older females; without obvious wax covering; ovisac produced beneath and behind female, relatively flat, white, flocculent, about 2 times length of body. Occurring on leaves and stems; oviposition is normally on twigs. Males mentioned by Canard1969. Eggs laid inside ovisac.
This species was intercepted 3 times at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Costa Rica, France, and St. Lucia. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from Belgium (Anthurium), British West Indies (Cypripedium), Canada (Camellia, Ilex, Oncidium), Czech Republic (Ilex), Colombia (Miltonia), Costa Rica (Brassia, Oncidium), France (Camellia, Dendrobium, Hoya, Ilex, Oncidium, Vanda), Germany (Camellia), Guatemala (Lycaste), India (Crypripedium), Italy (Laurus, Pittosporum), Japan (Anthurium, Eurya, Taonabo), Madeira (Camellia), Mexico (Chamaedorea, Epidendrum, Odontoglossum, Oncidium), Myanmar (Dendrobium), The Netherlands (Ilex, Taxus), Panama (Brassia), Portugal (Camellia), The United Kingdom (Ansellia, Camellia, Cattleya, Codiaeum, Cymbidium, Cypripedium, Miltonia, Odontonia, Phalaenopsis). ScaleNet includes hosts in over 35 plant families from all zoogeographic regions. A few other species of Pulvinaria have been taken in quarantine in addition to P. floccifera, P. hydrangeae Steinweden, P. ixorae Green, P. polygonata Cockerell, P. psidii Maskell and P. urbicola Cockerell including: P. aurantii Cockerell (Japan, on Citrus); P. citricola Kuwana (Ecuador, on Musa; Japan, on Diospyros); P. elongata Newstead (Colombia, on Oryza and Saccharum); P. horii (Kuwana) (Japan, on Acer); P. neocellulosa Takahashi (India, on Murraya); and Pulvinaria vitis (Linnaeus) (Canada, on Tilia).