We have been unable to locate a description of the field characteristics of this species in the literature. Based on characteristics of slide-mounted adult female: Body round; ovisac absent from dorsum and poorly developed or absent on venter; 17 pairs of thick lateral filaments, posterior pair only sightly longer than others, surrounding body margin; body covered by thick white mealy secretion. Probably on all above parts of host, reported on fruit.
This species was intercepted 13 times at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Cambodia, and Vietnam. We also have examined specimens taken at U. S. ports-of-entry from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam on Garcinia. ScaleNet lists the species in the Clusiaceae, Crypteroniaceae, Elaeocarpaceae, Euphorbiaceae and Rubiaceae, and distribution records include countries in the Oriental zoogeographic region only. Several other species of Paraputo (formerly Cataenococcus) other than P. guatemalensis (Ferris), P.odontomachi and P. olivaceus (Cockerell) have been taken at U. S. ports-of-entry including: P. carnosae (Takahashi) (Malaysia, on ferns); P. ingrandi Balachowsky (Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, El Salvador, on several hosts); P. larai Williams (Costa Rica and Colombia, on Cecropia); P. leveri (Green) (Fiji, on Calocasia); P. pandanicola Williams (Indonesia, on Pandanus fruit); P. malaccensis (Takahashi); and P. theaecola (Green) (India, on Cucurma, Hedychium, and Zantesdechia).