Field characters not recorded. Based on characteristics of slide-mounted adult female, with body broadly oval; body covered by white mealy secretion; ovisacventral only or absent entirely, absent from dorsum; 17 pairs of thin wax filaments around perimeter of body. Present on fruit, stems, and leaves of host.
This species was intercepted 10 times on a variety of hosts at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and St. Lucia. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from Bahamas (Citrus, Codiaeum); Dominican Republic (Citrus, Passiflora); Jamaica (Codiaeum); Hawaii (Alyxia, Codiaeum, Graptophyllum); Honduras (Codiaeum); Hong Kong (Citrus); India (Codiaeum, Cypripedium, Dendrobium); Puerto Rico (Schefflera); and Sri Lanka (Murraya). ScaleNet includes hosts in more than 20 families from all but the Afrotropical zoogeographic region. Two species of Coccus other than C. capparidis, C. hesperidum Linnaeus, C. longulus (Douglas), C. moestus De Lotto , C. pseudohesperidum (Cockerell) and C. viridis (Green) have been taken at U. S. ports-of-entry, C. alpinus De Lotto (Brazil, on Coffea) and C. celatus De Lotto (The Philippines, on Dimocarpus, Lansium and Synsepalum).