Body oval; relatively flat in cross section; body most likely light green in new females, dark brown in older females; without obvious wax covering; ovisac produced beneath and behind female, white. Eggs laid inside ovisac.
This species was intercepted 8 times at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from India, on Murraya.We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from India (Murraya, Rhododendron, and "pepper tree"). ScaleNet includes hosts in the Rubiaceae (Ixora) and distribution records include India and Sri Lanka. A few other species of Pulvinaria have been taken in quarantine in addition to P. floccifera (Westwood), P. hydrangeae Steinweden, P. ixorae, P. polygonata Cockerell, P. psidii Maskell and P. urbicola Cockerell including: P. aurantii Cockerell (Japan, on Citrus); P. citricola Kuwana (Ecuador, on Musa; Japan, on Diospyros); P. elongata Newstead (Colombia, on Oryza ); P. horii (Kuwana) (Japan, on Acer); P. neocellulosa Takahashi (India, on Murraya); and Pulvinaria vitis (Canada, on Tilia).