Body rotund, orange brown; body covered by thin layer of white mealy wax allowing body segmentation to be visible; probably not forming ovisac; lateral filaments short, surround body, becoming progressively longer posteriorly, caudal pair about 1/4th length of body. Occurring on foliage.
This species was intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry 22 times between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Mexico. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from El Salvador (Citrus); Mexico (Diospyros, Echeveria, mamey, Mangifera, Psidium, Pyrus). ScaleNet lists hosts in 10 plant families. It is most commonly intercepted on Yucca. ScaleNet distribution records for P. olivaceus include Mexico and the The United States of America (Florida, California and Texas) in the Nearctic and Colombia in the Neotropical zoogeographic region. Several other species of Paraputo (formerly Cataenococcus) other than P. guatemalensis , P. odontomachi (Takahashi) and P. olivaceus have been taken at U. S. ports-of-entry including: P. carnosae (Takahashi) (Malaysia, on ferns); P. ingrandi Balachowsky (Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, El Salvador, on several hosts); P. larai Williams (Costa Rica and Colombia, on Cecropia; Mexico, on Opuntia); P. leveri (Green) (Fiji, on Calocasia); P. pandanicola Williams (Indonesia, on Pandanus fruit); P. malaccensis (Takahashi); and P. theaecola (Green) (India, on Cucurma, Hedychium, and Zantesdechia).