This species was intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry 6 times between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Mexico. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from Mexico (Leucena, tomato). ScaleNet lists hosts in 3 plant families, Asteraceae, Scrophulariaceae and Solanaceae, but it is most commonly intercepted on sage (Lamiaceae – Mint family). ScaleNet distribution records for P. lycopersici include Mexico and Chile only. Several species of Paracoccus other than P. brunerae (Brain), P. ferrisi Ezzat & McConnell, P. herreni Williams & Granara de Willink, P. interceptus Lit, P. lycopersici, 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).