Body broadly oval, dorsoventrally flattened, anterior end rounded, posterior end truncate; yellow brown to dark brown; body margin surrounded by white wax; without an ovisac or lateral filaments. Occurring at nodes at base of leaf sheaths of bamboo.
This species was intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry11 times between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from China (bamboo, Bambusa, Dendrocalamus, Lingnania); India (Bambusa); Hawaii (Bambusa); Indonesia (Java) (Gigantochloa); (Sumatra)(Gigantochloa); Jamaica (Bambusa);Puerto Rico (Bambusa); Saipan (bamboo); Sri Lanka (Bambusa); St. Thomas (USVI)(Bambusa). ScaleNet lists hosts in the Poaceae (bamboo family). It is most commonly intercepted on bamboo. ScaleNet distribution records for C. bambusae include the Afrotropical, Australasian, Neotropical, Oriental, and Palaearctic zoogeographic regions, and Florida (The United States of America) in the Nearctic region. No other species of Chaetococcus other than C. bambusae have been taken in quarantine at U. S. ports-of-entry.