Probably the same as for S. miranda. "Body oval to round; convex in cross section in older females; body light pink with translucent areas in young females, as specimens mature becoming gray and black; all stages with raised areas forming an "H" on dorsum; with small areas of clear wax on dorsum; without an ovisac; hemispherical body forms a cavity under female where eggs are laid. Occurring on leaves and stems."
This species was intercepted 126 times on a variety of hosts at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from the Azores, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, The British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Taiwan, Thailand, The U.S. Virgin Islands, and Vietnam. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from Bahamas (Citrus); Bermuda (Bignonia); Brazil (Citrus), China (Carmona, Litchi); Colombia (Mangifera); Costa Rica (Aralia, Hevea, Musa); Cuba (Annona, Citrus, Gardenia, Heliconia, Persea); Dominican Republic (Annona, Mangifera); El Salvador (Mangifera); Guam (Citrus); Guatemala (Citrus, Gardenia, Stemmadenia); Guyana (unknown host); Haiti (Terminalia); Honduras (Eugenia, Gardenia, Litchi); Hong Kong (Litchi); Jamaica (Annona, Codiaeum, Thunbergia); Martinique (Zingiber); Mexico (Citrus, Couroupita, Dioon, Euphorbia, Gardenia, Mammea, Philodendron, Zingiber); Panama (orchid, Pointsettia); Puerto Rico (Annona, Cajanus, Citrus, Coffea, Mangifera, Psidium); Singapore (Mussaenda), St. Lucia (Citrus); St. Thomas (USVI)(Agave); Samoa (Gardenia); Surinam (Citrus); Taiwan (Serissa); Thailand (Mussaenda, Nephelium); Trinidad (Citrus, Camellia, Thunbergia); Venezuela (Gardenia); The Virgin Islands (Annona). ScaleNet includes hosts on over 30 plant families and distribution records include all zoogeographic regions. No species in the genus Saissetia other than S. coffeae (Walker), S. miranda (Cockerell & Parrott), S. neglecta and S. oleae oleae (Olivier) have been intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry.