Body broadly oval to circular; rotund in lateral view; body dark purple or brown; without lateral wax filaments; enclosed in a white, felted sac that turns yellow with age; usually with a long, slender, white waxy tube protruding through a hole in the ovisac at the posterior end of the body. Usually present on the crown or nodes of the grass host. Ovoviviparous, first instars are cream colored. Legs absent.
This species was intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry once between 1995 and 2012, with the specimen originating from The Netherlands. It is included because it is a very common species and has been taken in quarantine often in years past.It is commonly taken on a diversity of grass hosts, but is rarely collected on bamboos. ScaleNet lists species of host plants in the Poaceae.It is taken in quarantine from nearly any warm part of the world where grasses are grown. ScaleNet distribution records for A.graminis include all zoogeographic regions. Other species of Antonina other than A. graminis and A. nakaharai Williams & Miller have been taken at U. S. ports-of-entry including: A. pretiosa Ferris (Burma, China, Cuba, and The Philippines, on bamboo); A. purpurea Signoret (France and Italy, on various grasses); and A. zonata Green (China, on bamboo).