This species was intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry 11 times between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Mexico. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from Colombia (Protea); El Salvador (Fernaldia); Mexico (Ipomea, Punica). ScaleNet lists hosts in 2 plant families, Euphorbiaceae and Verbenaceae, but it is most commonly intercepted on Fernaldia (Apocynaceae – Dogbane family). ScaleNet distribution records for P. herreni include Mexico in the Nearctic zoogeographic region and Colombia, French Guiana and Nicaragua in the Neotropics. Several species of Paracoccus other than P. brunerae (Brain), P. ferrisi Ezzat & McConnell, P. herreni, 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).