This species was intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry 40 times between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from El Salvador (Fernaldia); Mexico (Catalpa, Coriandrum, Crataegus, Gardenia, Malus, Origanum, pepper, Punica, Rosmarinus). ScaleNet lists hosts in 7 plant families. It is intercepted on a variety of plants, including citrus, hawthorn and rosemary. ScaleNet distribution records for P. ferrisi include only Mexico. Several species of Paracoccus other than P. brunerae (Brain), P. ferrisi, P. herreni Williams & Granara de Willink, P. interceptus Lit, P. lycopersici Ezzat & McConnell, P. marginatus Williams & Granara de Willink, P. mexicanus Ezzat & McConnell and P. solani Ezzat & McConnell have been intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry including: P. hamoni Williams and Granara de Willink (Mexico, on Cephalocereus); P. circuliprivis Ezzat and McConnell (Mexico, on Thomsoniella); P. invectus Williams (Thailand and India, on orchids, including Dendrobium); and P. reductus Ferris (Mexico, on Yucca).