Body oval or round, light brown; white wax plates forming marginal and mediolateral longitudinal lines leaving conspicuous yellow bare area medially and 2 yellow bands; 4 broad marginal processes all about same length, resting on ovisac posteriorly; 6 or 7 mediolateral plates all about same length. Ovisac produced from ventralabdomen carried by female, not attached to host, shorter than length of female, slightly ribbed, straight with “V” shaped tip. Immatures are oval, light yellow. Eggs are laid inside ovisac. Usually found in moss.
This species was not intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012 but it is included because it had been intercepted several times previously. We have examined specimens taken in quarantine from Belgium (Rosa, probably on moss associated with rose; England (soil); France (woods moss); Germany (Rosa, probably on moss associated with rose). ScaleNet includes hosts in 7 plant families; it occurs in the Palaearctic zoogeographic region. No other species of Ortheziola other than O. vejdovskyi have been intercepted at a U. S. port-of-entry.