We have been unable to find a description of the field characteristics of this species in the literature. Based on characteristics of slide-mounted adult female: Body broadly oval; ovisac covering posterior tip of dorsum and present on venter; 18 pairs of thin lateral filaments, posterior pair longer than rest, surrounding body margin; body covered by white mealy secretion. Probably on fruit and stems of host.
This species was intercepted 5 times at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, on Nephelium. We also have examined specimens taken at U. S. ports-of-entry from Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam on Garcinia and Nephelium. ScaleNet lists the species from 8 families of host plants, and distribution records include countries in the Oriental zoogeographic region only. One other species of Hordeolicoccus other than H. nephelii (Takahashi) and H. heterotrichus has been taken at U. S. ports-of-entry, H. invocatus Williams (The Philippines, Thailand, on Nephelium).