Body round or broadly oval; somewhat flattened dorsoventally; purple or blue green; covered by thick white, creamy, or pale yellow wax, without bare areas on dorsum; ovisac covering dorsum; probably with 5 or 6 pairs of lateral wax filaments. Primarily occurring on foliage and fruit of host. Apparently oviparous, eggs purple. Dorsum probably with waxy filaments. Specimens turning black in 70% alcohol.
This species was intercepted 37 times at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Pakistan, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. It is polyphagous; therefore, we have not recorded older quarantine records.ScaleNet lists the species from more than 45 families of host plants, and distribution records include all zoogeographical regions except the Nearctic region. Several species of Nipeaecoccus other than N. annonae Williams & Granara de Willink, N. jonmartini Williams & Granara de Willink, N. nipae (Maskell) and N. viridis have been taken at U. S. ports-of-entry including: N. ericicola (Maskell) (Australia, on Callistemon); N. filamentosus (Cockerell) (Puerto Rico, on Bucida); N. filicis Williams & Granara De Willink (Mexico, on unidentified plant); and N. gilli Williams and Granara de Willink (Costa Rica, on Areca; Mexico, on Dieffenbachia).