Western Australian Organism List

The Western Australian Organism List (WAOL) database allows you to search for organisms declared under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act). It is not a complete list of all organisms in Western Australia or their attributes. Use the database to find the legal status of organisms, control requirements, declared pest species and more.

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A total of 84 results were found at 18:14 on 24th May 2019 when searching for Acariformes.


  • Allonychus braziliensis (McGregor, 1950) 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Synonym: Septanychus braziliensis McGregor, 1950. Common name: Brazilian mite.
  • AmphiTetranychus viennensis (Zacher, 1920) 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Synonyms: Apotetranychus longipenis Pritchard & Baker, 1955, Apotetranychus longipenis Ugarov & Nikolskii, 1937, Apotetranychus virginis Ugarov, 1937, Tetranychus (Amphitetranychus) viennensis Zacher, 1920, Tetranychus (Armenychus) viennensis Zacher, 1920, Tetranychus (Epitetranychus) viennensis Zacher,.... Common name: hawthorn red spider mite.
  • Aplonobia histricina (Berlese, 1910) 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Synonyms: Aplonobia oxalis, Womersley, 1940, Tetranychopsis histricina, Berlese, 1910. Common name: x.
  • Brevipalpus californicus (Banks, 1904) 
    Family: Tenuipalpidae

    Synonyms: Tenuipalpus australis Tucker, 1926, Tenuipalpus californicus Banks, 1904, Tenuipalpus vitis Womersley, 1940. Common names: scarlet mite of tea red flat mite, citrus flat mite, Bunch mite.
  • Brevipalpus chilensis Baker, 1949 
    Family: Tenuipalpidae

    Common name: Chilean false red mite.
  • Brevipalpus cuneatus (Canestrini & Fanzago, 1876) 
    Family: Tenuipalpidae

    Common name: false spider mite.
  • Brevipalpus lewisi McGregor, 1949 
    Family: Tenuipalpidae

    Common name: citrus flat mite.
  • Brevipalpus obovatus Donnadieu, 1875 
    Family: Tenuipalpidae

    Synonym: Tenuipalpus inornatus Banks, 1912. Common name: Privet mite.
  • Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes, 1939) 
    Family: Tenuipalpidae

    Synonym: Tenuipalpus phoenicis Geijskes, 1939. Common names: scarlet mite, red crevice mite, red and black flat mite, passionvine mite, false spider mite, Banana russet mite.
  • Bryobia graminum (Schrank, 1781) 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Synonyms: Acarus graminum Schrank, 1781, Tetranychus cristata Dugès, 1834. Common name: Clover mite.
  • Bryobia praetiosa Koch, 1835 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Common names: gooseberry bryobia, Gooseberry red spider, Clover mite, Bryobia mite, Almond mite.
  • Bryobia rubrioculus (Scheuten, 1857) 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Synonyms: Bryobia arborea Morgan, & Anderson, 1957, Bryobia redikorzevi Reck, 1947, Sannio rubrioculus Scheuten, 1857. Common names: Bryobia mite, Brown almond mite.
  • Cenopalpus pulcher (Canestrini & Fanzago, 1876) 
    Family: Tenuipalpidae

    Synonyms: Brevipalpus ciferrii Lombardini, 1951, Brevipalpus pyri Sayed, 1946, Tenuipalpus bodenheimeri Berlese in Bodenheimer, 1930, Tenuipalpus oudemansi Geijskes, 1939. Common name: flat scarlet mite.
  • Dolichotetranychus australianus (Womersley, 1943) 
    Family: Tenuipalpidae

    Synonym: Trichadenus australianus Womersley, 1943. Common name: chouchmite.
  • Eotetranychus carpini (Oudemans, 1905) 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Synonyms: Eotetranychus carpini borealis Ewing, 1913, Schizotetranychus (Eotetranychus) carpini (Oudemans, 1905), Schizotetranychus (Eotetranychus) carpinula Reck, 1950, Schizotetranychus carpinula Reck, 1950, Tetranychus carpini Oudemans, 1905. Common names: yellow spider mite, yellow mite, hornbeam mite, Grapevine yellow spider mite.
  • Eotetranychus hicoriae (McGregor, 1950) 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Synonym: Tetranychus hicoriae McGregor, 1950. Common name: pecan leaf scorch mite.
  • Eotetranychus kankitus Ehara, 1955 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Common name: None known.
  • Eotetranychus lewisi (McGregor, 1943) 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Synonym: Tetranychus lewisi McGregor, 1943. Common name: Lewis spider mite.
  • Eotetranychus pruni (Oudemans, 1931) 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Synonyms: Eotetranychus aesculi Reck, 1950, Eotetranychus pomi Sepasgosarian, 1956, Eotetranychus viticola Reck, 1948, Schizotetranychus (Eotetranychus) aesculi Reck, 1950, Schizotetranychus (Eotetranychus) kargalensis Wainstein, 1956, Schizotetranychus (Eotetranychus) pruni (Oudemans, 1931),.... Common name: spider mite.
  • Eotetranychus sexmaculatus (Riley, 1890) 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Synonym: Tetranychus sexmaculatus Riley, 1890. Common names: Six-spotted mite, 6 spotted mite.


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BAM Act Definitions

Legal status

Each listed organism is declared under the Biosecurity Management act with certain legal requirements:

Declared Pest, Prohibited - s12

Prohibited organisms are declared pests by virtue of section 22(1), and may only be imported and kept subject to permits. Permit conditions applicable to some species may only be appropriate or available to research organisations or similarly secure institutions.

Permitted - s11

Permitted organisms must satisfy any applicable import requirements when imported. They may be subject to an import permit if they are potential carriers of high-risk organisms.

Declared Pest - s22(2)

Declared pests must satisfy any applicable import requirements when imported, and may be subject to an import permit if they are potential carriers of high-risk organisms. They may also be subject to control and keeping requirements once within Western Australia.

Permitted, Requires Permit - r73

Regulation 73 permitted organisms may only be imported subject to an import permit. These organisms may be subject to restriction under legislation other than the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007. Permit conditions applicable to some species may only be appropriate or available to research organisations or similarly secure institutions.

Unlisted - s14

If you are considering importing an unlisted organism/s you will need to submit the name/s for assessment, as unlisted organisms are automatically prohibited entry into WA.

Control categories

Declared pests can be assigned to a C1, C2 or C3 control category under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Regulations 2013. Prohibited organisms can be assigned to a C1 or C2 control category, the control categories are:

C1 Exclusion

Organisms which should be excluded from part or all of Western Australia.

C2 Eradication

Organisms which should be eradicated from part or all of Western Australia.

C3 Management

Organisms that should have some form of management applied that will alleviate the harmful impact of the organism, reduce the numbers or distribution of the organism or prevent or contain the spread of the organism.


Unassigned: Declared pests that are recognised as having a harmful impact under certain circumstances, where their subsequent control requirements are determined by a Plan or other legislative arrangements under the Act.

Keeping categories

The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Regulations 2013 (BAM Regs) specify prohibited and restricted keeping categories for the purposes of regulating organisms declared under the BAM Act. In regards to the purposes for which they can be kept, and the entities that can keep them for that purpose. A keeping permit is the administrative tool used to assign specific conditions to the keeping of an organism.

Prohibited keeping

Can only be kept under a permit for public display and education purposes, and/or genuine scientific research, by entities approved by the state authority.

Restricted keeping

Organisms which, relative to other species, have a low risk of becoming a problem for the environment, primary industry or public safety and can be kept under a permit by private individuals.

Exempt keeping

No permit or conditions are required for keeping. There may be other requirements under BAMA such as those required for entry of livestock, pigeons and doves, or waybill requirements for stock movement. An organism in the exempt keeping category may also be regulated by other legislation such as the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (WCA), administered by DPaW.

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If the species you are interested in is not listed on WAOL you may request to have it assessed. Please contact the Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) on (08) 9368 3080 or email padis@dpird.wa.gov.au, and they will transfer you to the relevant person.