Body oval, lightly dusted with white mealy wax, pink body shows through wax, with 2 longitudinal lines of brown blotches on dorsum; usually with strands of filamentous wax at posterior end of body. Males form wax cocoons on undersides of leaves. Usually completely hidden in sheaths of host near base.
This species was intercepted 13 times at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Mexico, The United Kingdom and N. Ireland. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from Mexico (Agave, Yucca); Northern Ireland (Agave); Spain (Agave). ScaleNet includes hosts mostly in the Agavaceae, on which it is most commonly intercepted, and one record on Liliaceae. ScaleNet distribution records for O. agavium include countries in the Afrotropical, Nearctic, and Palaearctic zoogeographic regions. No other species of Ovaticoccus have been intercepted at a U. S. port-of-entry.