This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Sherwood, Arkansas El Dorado Hills, California Orinda, California Redlands, California Reseda, California Santa Ana, California Winchester, California Bonita Springs, Florida Coeur D'alene, Idaho Carmel, Indiana Saint Martin, Mississippi Clackamas, Oregon Saint Helena Island, South Carolina Dandridge, Tennessee Dallas, Texas Fort Davis, Texas
On Apr 26, 2009, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:
disgusting creature- not a native to the US but virtually everywhere now.. primarily an attacker of citrus and Pittosporum, but attacks many different tropicals. Feeds on saps of woody stems and branches. This is a hemaphroditic creature, though some males exist (for what reason is unknown). This scale is mobile, though very slow-moving. Starts out looking like a miniature limpet, but eventually forms into a large (for a scale) pillowy organism about 1cm long. So soft they can't easily be moved without damaging them. They stick to branches by a sticky substance.