Asiacornococcus kaki is unique among the eriococcids intercepted at U.S. ports-of-entry by having antennae with 3-5 segments (usually 3 or 4), dorsalquinquelocular pores, 2 enlarged setae on each anal lobes, and 2 setae on each hind tibia. The identity of other species of Asiacornococcus (A. exiguus (Maskell) and A. japonicus (Maskell)) is confused and requires a detailed systematic analysis.
U.S. quarantine notes
This species was intercepted 150 times at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, originating from the following Asian countries: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Vietnam, besides Israel. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from China (Diospyros); Japan (Diospyros); Lebanon (Diospyros); South Korea (Diospyros, Eriobotrya); Taiwan (Diospyros); Thailand (Diospyros); Vietnam (Diospyros). ScaleNet includes hosts in 6 plant families. It is most commonly interecepted on persimmon. ScaleNet distribution records for A. kaki include the Oriental and Palaearctic zoogeographic regions. No other species of Asiacornococcus have been intercepted at a U. S. port-of-entry.