Feeds on a wide variety of ornamental woody plants and trees. It is not a particularly important species, judging from the lack of literature on it. One generation per year, adult females overwinter and produce eggs in the spring, mobile crawlers then move to softer tissues to feed and eventually settle in with their mouthparts embedded in the twigs. At this point they remain in place and begin to form the wax shell over themselves.
Where populations of the scale warrant control dormant or summer oils may be effective, as well as contact insecticides applied when the first instar crawlers are present. An IGR applied when crawlers are present also may be effective.