No field characters have been recorded in the literature. Based on characteristics of slide-mounted adult female, with body broadly oval; legs yellow; body covered by white mealy secretion; ovisacventral only, absent from dorsum; 17 pairs of thin wax filaments around perimeter of body. Present on roots and leaves of host.
This species was intercepted once at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, with the specimen originating from India.The original description in 2004 includes numerous U. S. interceptions of the species previous to 2004. We also have examined quarantine specimens from India (Dendrobium); Indonesia (Phalaenopsis); The Philippines (Cymbidium, Grammatophyllum, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Vanda); Thailand (Orchidaceae). According to ScalNet, D. orchidum is recorded on orchids only, from southern Asia. Several species of Dysmicoccus other than D. boninsis (Kuwana), D. brevipes (Cockerell), D. grassii (Leonardi), D.lepelleyi (Betrem), D. mackenziei Beardsley, D. neobrevipes Beardsley, D.orchidum, D. sylvarum Williams & Granara de Willink, D. wistariae Green and Dysmicoccus sp. nr. texensis have been taken in quarantine including: D. amnicola Williams & Watson (The Philippines, on Pandanus); D. finitimus Williams (Taiwan, on Cocos); D. hambletoni Williams and Granara de Willink (Ecuador, on Xanthosoma); D. hypogaeus Williams (Australia, on Chamelaucium);D. joannesiae Costa Lima (Ecuador, on Inga); D. lansii Williams (The Philippines, on Lansium); D. probrevipes (Morrison)(Central and South America, on Coffea, Cordia); D. queenslandianus Williams (Australia, on Allocasuarina); and D. viatorius Williams (The Philippines, on Lansium, Nephelium).