Test pear-shaped; flat or slightly convex in lateral view; test green, brown, or translucent pale yellow; body covered by translucent test with faint medialcarina and transverse striations. Marginal areas with white or salmon wax filaments. Mature tests with shriveled body of female at anterior end. Occurring on stems and both leaf surfaces.
This species was intercepted 5 times at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012. We have examined specimens taken in quarantine from Antigua and Barbuda (Bambusa); Australia (bamboo); Barbados (bamboo); Bermuda (bamboo); China (Bambusa); Cuba (bamboo, Dendrocalmus); Dominica (BVI)(Cymbopogon); Dominican Republic (Bambusa); Guatemala (Bambusa); Guyana (bamboo); Haiti (Bambusa); Jamaica (bamboo); Mexico (bamboo); Montserrat (bamboo); Panama (bamboo); Puerto Rico (bamboo); St. Kitts and Nevis (bamboo); St. Lucia (Bambusa); St. Thomas (USVI) (Bambusa); St. Vincent and Grenadines (bamboo); Trinidad and Tobago (Bambusa); Zambia (bamboo). ScaleNet lists it from Poaceae only including 14 genera of bamboo, on which it is most commonly intercepted. It occurs in all zoogeographic regions. No species of Bambusaspis other than B. bambusae (Boisduval) and B. miliaris have been intercepted at a U. S. port-of-entry.