Nothing is known about the field appearance of this species except that it is slightly convex in cross section and older adult females are brown and sclerotized. Based on its morphology, it seems likely that it does not form an ovisac and does not produce wax. Males are known. Occurring on the leaves of the host.
This species was not intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, but in the 1980's and early 90's it was intercepted relatively frequently. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from Guatemala (bromeliad, Tillandsia); Honduras (bromeliad); Mexico (Aechmea, Tillandsia). ScaleNet includes hosts in the genus Tillandsia, on which it is commonly intercepted, and distribution records include Mexico, in the Nearctic region, and Guatemala and Honduras, in the Neotropical region. Tillancoccus mexicanus Ben-Dov and T. tillandsiae are the only species in the genus and both have been intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry.