According to Morrison (1921) “Inclosed [sic] in a rather dark brownish or reddish sac, which is irregular in shape, circular to oval, usually broader behind, somewhat convex, typically with rounded, clear, shining, median longitudinal ridge, bordered on each side by a pitted longitudinal groove of varying distinctness, all the surface except the median ridge covered over with white wax, which becomes thick and almost paltelike along the margin, while varying in thickness in different spots dorsally….” Occurring on the stems of the host inside carton tents constructed by ants.
This species was intercepted 7 times at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, originating from Vietnam. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from The Philippines (Garcinia, Musa); Taiwan (Litchi); Vietnam (Annona, Areca). ScaleNet includes hosts in , and , but it is most commonly intercepted on Annona (Annonaceae). ScaleNet distribution records include countries in the Oriental zoogeographic region only. No other species of Psoraleococcus have been taken in quarantine at U.S. ports-of-entry.