This species was intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry 23 times between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from Belize (bromeliad, orchid, Tillandsia); Costa Rica (bromeliad); Ecuador (Tillandsia); Guatemala (Ananas, Tillandsia); Honduras (bromeliad, Tillandsia); Jamaica (bromeliad, Heliconia); Mexico (orchid, Tillandsia); Nicaragua (bromeliad); Panama (bromeliad). ScaleNet lists hosts in 7 plant families. It is most commonly intercepted on bromeliads. ScaleNet distribution records for D. mackenziei include various countries in the Nearctic and Neotropical zoogeographic regions, in addition to Sri Lanka in the Oriental region, and Italy and Sicily in the Palaearctic region. Several species of Dysmicoccus other than D. boninsis (Kuwana), D. brevipes (Cockerell), D. grassii (Leonardi), D. lepelleyi (Betrem), D.mackenziei, D. neobrevipes Beardsley, D. orchidum Williams, D. sylvarum Williams and Dysmicoccus sp. nr. texensis have been taken in quarantine including: D. amnicola Williams & Watson (The Philippines, on Pandanus); D. finitimus Williams (Taiwan, on Cocos); D. hambletoni Williams and Granara de Willink (Ecuador, on Xanthosoma); D. hypogaeus Williams (Australia, on Chamelaucium and Leucospermum); D. joannesiae Costa Lima (Ecuador, on Inga); D. lansii Williams (The Philippines, on Lansium); D. probrevipes (Morrison)(Central and South America, on Coffea, Cordia, and Triplaris); D. queenslandianus Williams (Australia, on Allocasuarina); and D. viatorius Williams (The Philippines, on Lansium, Nephelium).