Body oval; slightly rounded in lateral view; body light yellow to pale green; mealy wax thin, allowing body color to show through, without a medial longitudinal crest; with triangular-shaped bare area on medial area of body, widest portion of bare area on prothorax or head, narrowest on abdomen; ovisac absent; with 17 pairs of unusually long lateral wax filaments, anterior 2 pairs (head) nearly as long as body, next 6 pairs (thoracic) all about same length 1/2 to 1 time width of body, next 9 pairs (abdominal) becoming progressively longer posteriorly, anterior-most pair about equal to greatest width of body, posterior pair nearly 4 times length of body. Occurring on foliage of host. Ovoviviparous, first instars light yellow. Surface of lateral filaments smooth.
This species was intercepted 7 times at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, The Philippines, and Vietnam. We also have examined quarantine specimens from Nigeria (Cola); Thailand (Strongylodon); Vietnam (Caladium). ScaleNet lists the species from more than 30 families of host plants and distribution records include the Afrotropical and Oriental zoogeographic regions only. It has been intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry primarily from southern Asia. Four species of Rastrococcus other than R. iceryoides (Green), R. invadens, and R. spinosus (Robinson) have been taken at U. S. ports-of-entry including: R. expeditionis Williams (Vietnam, on Dimocarpus); R. biggeri Williams & Watson (Vietnam, The Philippines and Thailand, on Nephelium); R. jabadiu Williams (Indonesia, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, on Ficus, Nephelium, Stephanotis and Stropanthus); The Philippinesand R. tropicasiatics Williams (The Philippines and Vietnam, on Mangifera, Murraya and Nephelium).