Body orange to brick red, legs and antennae black, covered by layer of white to often yellow wax; median area with longitudinal series of tufts, marginal areas with fringe of wax processes all about same length and with numerous silken threads. Ovisac produced below and behind female, covered with silken threads, weakly flutted. Immatures are yellow. Eggs are orange, laid inside ovisac. Males uncommon. Occurring primarily on the leaves of the host.
This species was intercepted 30 times on a variety of hosts at at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from India, Indonesia, Cook Islands, Dominican Republic, Mexico, The Philippines, and Taiwan. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from American Samoa (Alyxia); Australia (Adenanthos); Cambodia (Mangifera); Cook Islands (Alyxia); Dominican Republic (Melicoccus); Ecuador (bromeliad); Fiji (Murraya); India (Citrus, Murraya); Indonesia (Citrus); Malaysia (Nephelium); Mexico (Lucaena); The Philippines (Arachnis, Artemisia, Citrus, Codiaeum, Lagerstroemia, Lansium, Musa, Nephelium, Psidium); Singapore (Euphoria); Sri Lanka (unknown host); Tahiti (Gardenia, Mangifera, Musa, Psidium). ScaleNet includes hosts in more than 60 plant families from all but the Nearctic zoogeographic region. No other species of Icerya have been taken in quarantine at U. S. ports-of-entry other than I. aegyptiaca (Douglas), I. pulchra (Leonardi), I. purchasi (Maskell), I. samaraia (Morrison) and I. seychellarum.