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Serpentine Leaf Miner


Declared pest 

Serpentine leaf miner (Liriomyza huidobrensis

Prescribed potential carriers 

Plants and parts of plants including nursery stock; green, leafy or legume vegetables; fresh herbs; cut flowers with leaves attached; and foliage; of species listed on the host list of serpentine leaf miner. 

Excludes: grain; seed; dried herbs and plant material; below ground vegetables and vegetative structures free from green material; potting medium and soil; fruit; cut flowers other than with leaves attached, processed host material; tissue culture. 


  • Leafy vegetables means above ground vegetative parts from host plants excluding legume vegetables.

  • Legume vegetables means host fruit (pods) from the family Leguminosae.

  • Cut flowers other than with leaves attached means host cut flowers with or without attached green material (calyx, pedicle or peduncle) but excluding leaf material.

Hosts of the Declared Pest Serpentine Leaf Miner - See table 1 


Prescribed potential carriers of serpentine leaf miner to be imported into Western Australia (WA) must satisfy the requirements listed below or be imported as authorised by, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of an import permit issued under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007.

  1. Requirements for the import of green, leafy or legume vegetables, fresh herbs, cut flowers with leaves attached, and foliage of hosts of the declared pest serpentine leaf miner
    1. Grown and packed in a state or territory that is free from serpentine leaf miner as evidenced by an Area Freedom Certificate approved by the Chief Plant Biosecurity Officer, WA 


    2. Each consignment to be accompanied by an Interstate Plant Health Certificate issued by the quarantine authority in the exporting state or territory or under a quality assurance arrangement approved by the Chief Plant Biosecurity Officer, WA certifying that the product has been:

      1. Treated by fumigation with methyl bromide for 2 hours at one of the following rates, and packed and transported under secure conditions which prevent infestation of serpentine leaf miner
        Rate Temperature
        32g/m At or above 21C
        40g/m 16C to 20.9C
        48g/m 11C to 15.9C
        56g/m 10C to 10.9C

        Note: Methyl bromide fumigation to be in accordance with the Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment - Methyl bromide fumigation methodology 


      2. Treated by irradiation at a minimum absorption dose of 400 Gray 
        Note: Where applicable, the Food Standards Australian New Zealand code applies to irradiated products. 


      3. Treated by an insecticide regime that is approved by the Chief Plant Biosecurity Officer as effective against all life stages of serpentine leaf miner; AND
        1. inspected at a rate of 600 units and found free of serpentine leaf miner; AND 
        2. packed and transported under secure conditions which prevent infestation of serpentine leaf miner. 
  2. Requirements for the import of nursery stock which may be hosts of the declared pest serpentine leaf miner 

    Nursery stock means plants in a potting medium containing soil, plants other than plants for consumption in non-soil potting media; plants with leaves as cuttings or bare rooted.

    Nursery stock to meet Western Australian Import Requirement C71. 

Table 1: Serpentine Leaf Miner host list

Family Scientific name[1] Common name Green, leafy and legume vegetable, herbs Cut flowers with leaves, foliage Nursery Stock[2]
Amaranthaceae Beta beet; beetroot; chard; common beet; sugarbeet; swisschard with tops or loose leaf Y   Y
Amaranthaceae Celosia argentea     Y Y
Amaranthaceae Spinacia oleracea spinach; silverbeet Y   Y
Amaryllidaceae Allium with tops   Y Y Y
Amaryllidaceae Allium ampeloprasum leek Y   Y
Amaryllidaceae Allium cepa onion     Y
Amaryllidaceae Allium cepa shallot; scallion Y   Y
Amaryllidaceae Allium sativum garlic     Y
Apiaceae Apium   Y   Y
Apiaceae Apium graveolens celery Y   Y
Apiaceae Bupleurum     Y Y
Apiaceae Bupleurum griffithii     Y Y
Apiaceae Bupleurum rotundifolium cv Bupleurum green     Y Y
Apiaceae Centella asiatica pennywort Y   Y
Apiaceae Coriandrum sativum coriander Y   Y
Apiaceae Daucus carota carrot     Y
Apiaceae Daucus carota carrot with tops Y    
Apiaceae Eryngium     Y Y
Apiaceae Hydrocotyle umbellata       Y
Apiaceae Levisticum officinale lovage; herb Y   Y
Apiaceae Oenanthe javanica Java waterdropwort; herb Y   Y
Apocynaceae Catharanthus roseus       Y
Araceae Alocasia macrorrhiza giant taro     Y
Araceae Colocasia esculenta taro, elephant ear with tops Y   Y
Asparagaceae Chionodoxa luciliae       Y
Asphodelaceae Hemerocallis fulva     Y Y
Asteraceae Argyranthemum     Y Y
Asteraceae Aster     Y Y
Asteraceae Bellis perennis Common daisy     Y
Asteraceae Calendula calendula ; pot marigold   Y Y
Asteraceae Callistephus chinensis Chinese aster   Y Y
Asteraceae Carthamus carthamum     Y
Asteraceae Centaurea mountain bluet     Y
Asteraceae Chrysanthemum chrysanthemum   Y Y
Asteraceae Cichorium endive Y   Y
Asteraceae Cineraria cultivated cineraria   Y Y
Asteraceae Conoclinium coelestinum blue mistflower     Y
Asteraceae Cosmos bipinnatus cosmos     Y
Asteraceae Craspedia globosa billy buttons   Y Y
Asteraceae Crassocephalum rubens herb Y   Y
Asteraceae Cynara scolymus artichoke Y Y[3] Y
Asteraceae Dahlia dahlia   Y Y
Asteraceae Dendranthema morifolium     Y Y
Asteraceae Gaillardia pulchella Indian blanket      Y
Asteraceae Gerbera gerbera   Y Y
Asteraceae Helianthus annus sunflower   Y Y
Asteraceae Kalimeris indica Indian aster   Y Y
Asteraceae Lactuca sativa lettuce Y   Y
Asteraceae Leucanthemum Shasta daisy     Y
Asteraceae Osteospermum African daisy     Y
Asteraceae Pyrethrum cinerariifolium pyrethrum daisy     Y
Asteraceae Solidago golden rod; herb   Y Y
Asteraceae Tagetes marigold   Y Y
Asteraceae Tagetes erecta Mexican marigold   Y Y
Asteraceae Tanacetum parthenium feverfew     Y
Asteraceae Zinnia     Y Y
Balsaminaceae Impatiens balsamina garden balsam     Y
Balsaminaceae Impatiens caeruleum       Y
Basellaceae Basella alba Indian spinach Y   Y
Basellaceae Basella rubra malabar spinach Y   Y
Brassicaceae Brassica   Y Y Y
Brassicaceae Brassica alboglabra gai lan; asian broccoli Y   Y
Brassicaceae Brassica botrytis cauliflower Y   Y
Brassicaceae Brassica campestris Chinese cabbage; petsai Y   Y
Brassicaceae Brassica campestris rapa turnip     Y
Brassicaceae Brassica campestris rapa turnip with tops Y    
Brassicaceae Brassica chinensis pak-choi cabbage; petsai Y   Y
Brassicaceae Brassica juncea leaf mustard; mustard greens; radish Y   Y
Brassicaceae Brassica napus kale, swede, turnip Y   Y
Brassicaceae Brassica oleracea gai lan; cabbage; broccoli; caisin; kale Y   Y
Brassicaceae Brassica rapa turnip; rinsho     Y
Brassicaceae Brassica rapa turnip; rinsho with tops Y    
Brassicaceae Eruca rocket Y   Y
Brassicaceae Lobularia maritima sweet alyssum     Y
Brassicaceae Matthiola     Y Y
Brassicaceae Nasturtium watercress Y   Y
Brassicaceae Raphanus sativus radish; Chinese radish; daikon with tops Y   Y
Calceolariaceae Calceolaria crenatiflora       Y
Campanulaceae Campanula medium Canterbury bells     Y
Campanulaceae Platycodon grandifloras       Y
Campanulaceae Trachelium Throatwort     Y
Caryophyllaceae Dianthus carnation   Y Y
Caryophyllaceae Gypsophila gypsophila; baby's breath   Y Y
Caryophyllaceae Gypsophila elegans showy baby's breath   Y Y
Chenopodiaceae Chenopodium quinoa quinoa; quinua; seed     Y
Chenopodiaceae Spinacea oleracea spinach Y   Y
Convolvulaceae Ipomoea aquatica water spinach Y   Y
Convolvulaceae Ipomoea batatas sweet potato     Y
Convolvulaceae Pharbitis purpurea morning glory     Y
Cucurbitaceae Benincasa hispida wax gourd     Y
Cucurbitaceae Citrullus lanatus watermelon     Y
Cucurbitaceae Cucumis       Y
Cucurbitaceae Cucumis melo melon     Y
Cucurbitaceae Cucumis sativus cucumber     Y
Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita       Y
Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita maxima pumpkin     Y
Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita maxima zapallito courgette     Y
Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita moschata butternut squash     Y
Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita pepo courgette; zucchini     Y
Cucurbitaceae Lagenaria       Y
Cucurbitaceae Luffa acutangula angled luffa     Y
Cucurbitaceae Luffa cylindrica luffa cylindrical; sponge gourd; Egyptian cucumber; Vietnamese luffa     Y
Cucurbitaceae Momordica charantia bitter gourd; balsam pear     Y
Cucurbitaceae Sechium edule swartz chayote     Y
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia marginata snow on the mountain   Y Y
Fabaceae Cicer arietinum chickpea     Y
Fabaceae Dolichos lablab lablab bean     Y
Fabaceae Glycine max soybean Y   Y
Fabaceae Lablab purpureus sweet dolichos     Y
Fabaceae Lathyrus latifolius Broad-leaved sweet pea   Y Y
Fabaceae Lathyrus odoratus Sweet pea   Y Y
Fabaceae Lotus     Y Y
Fabaceae Lupinus     Y Y
Fabaceae Medicago sativa alfalfa Y   Y
Fabaceae Phaseolus   Y   Y
Fabaceae Phaseolus lunatus lima bean     Y
Fabaceae Phaseolus vulgaris green bean; French bean; kidney bean; bean; common bean; snap bean Y   Y
Fabaceae Pisum sativum garden pea; pea; snow pea; sugar snap Y   Y
Fabaceae Trifolium repens white clover     Y
Fabaceae Trigonella   y   y
Fabaceae Trigonella foenum-graecum fenugreek Y   y
Fabaceae Vicia vetch y   Y
Fabaceae Vicia faba broad bean; faba bean; fava bean Y   Y
Fabaceae Vigna mungo black gram y   Y
Fabaceae Vigna radiata mungbean Y   Y
Fabaceae Vigna sinensis red bean y   Y
Fabaceae Vigna unguiculata walp cowpea; yard-long bean Y   Y
Gentianaceae Eustoma lisianthus   Y Y
Gentianaceae Exacum exacum; Persian violet     Y
Gentianaceae Lisianthus     Y Y
Goodeniaceae Scaevola aemula       Y
Hydrangeaceae Hydrangea macrophylla     Y Y
Iridaceae Freesia refracta     Y Y
Iridaceae Gladiolus hybridus     Y Y
Lamiaceae Lamium       Y
Lamiaceae Mentha spicata spearmint Y   Y
Lamiaceae Moluccella       Y
Lamiaceae Ocimum basilicum basil Y   Y
Lamiaceae Salvia splendens scarlet sage     Y
Liliaceae Lilium davidii davids lily   Y Y
Liliaceae Lilium longiflorum Easter lily   Y Y
Linaceae Linum usitatissimum flax; flax seed      Y
Linderniaceae Torenia wishbone flower     Y
Malvaceae Abelmoschus esculentus okra     Y
Malvaceae Althaea rosea hollyhocks     Y
Malvaceae Hibiscus trionum       Y
Onagraceae Godetia amoena       Y
Onagroideae Oenothera rosea rosey evening-primrose     Y
Papaveraceae Papaver rhoeas poppy   Y Y
Plantaginaceae Antirrhinum majus snapdragon   Y Y
Plumbaginaceae Limonium latifolium sea lavender   Y Y
Plumbaginaceae Limonium tataricum statice   Y Y
Plumbaginaceae Myosotis sylvatica wood forget me not   y Y
Poaceae Hordeum vulgare barley y    
Poaceae Lagurus ovatus hare's tail grass   Y  
Poaceae Triticum aestivum wheat y    
Poaceae Zea mays corn; sweetcorn; maize Y   Y
Polemoniaceae Phlox drummondii       Y
Primulaceae Primula acaulis primrose     Y
Primulaceae Primula obconica       Y
Ranunculaceae Delphinium     Y Y
Ranunculaceae Nigella damascena love-in-a-mist     Y
Ranunculaceae Ranunculus ranunculus   Y Y
Rosaceae Rosa rose   Y Y
Scrophulariaceae Diascia twinspur     Y
Solanaceae Capsicum capsicum; chilli; green pepper; pepper; sweet pepper; yellow chilli     Y
Solanaceae Lycium chinense goji berry     Y
Solanaceae Lycopersicon esculentum tomato (including truss tomato)     Y
Solanaceae Nicotiana tobacco plant     Y
Solanaceae Nicotiana alata jasmine tobacco     Y
Solanaceae Petunia petunia     Y
Solanaceae Solanum nighshade     Y
Solanaceae Solanum melongena brinjal eggplant; eggplant     Y
Solanaceae Solanum muricatum pepino     Y
Tropaeolaceae Nasturtium indicum `swai tanah     Y
Tropaeolaceae Tropaeolum garden nasturtium Y Y[3] Y
Verbenaceae Verbena       Y
Violaceae Viola tricolor       Y
Violaceae Viola yedoensis       Y

1The scientific name includes all species where applicable, sub-species, cultivars and varieties etc.

2Includes seedling nursery stock

3Edible flowers



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