Western Australian Organism List

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A total of 126 results were found at 22:20 on 6th December 2023 when searching for Cerambycidae.


  • Cerambyx (MicroCerambyx) scopolii Fueblins, 1775 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Cerambyx niger gallicus Voet, 1778, Cerambyx niger gallicus Voet, 1806, Cerambyx piceus Geoffroy, 1785, Cerambyx scopoli Bílý & Mehl, 1989, Cerambyx scopoli Marquet, 2001, Cerambyx scopoli Mulsant, 1862, Cerambyx scopoli Simon, 2007, Cerambyx scopoli Vives & Alonso-Zarazaga, 2000, Cerambyx....
  • Acalolepta mixta (Hope, 1842) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Acalolepta vastator (Newman, 1847), Monohammus mixtus Hope, 1841, Monohammus vastator Newman, 1847. Common names: passion vine longicorn beetle, fig-tree longicorn beetle, fig longicorn.
  • Acanthophorus serraticornis (Olivier, 1795) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Acanthophorus (Acanthophorus) serraticornis Lameere, 1913, Acanthophorus serraticornis Lameere, 1910, Acanthophorus serraticornis Lameere, 1919, Prionus damicornis Bergier, 1941, Prionus serraticornis Olivier, 1795. Common names: Stem borer, Longicorn beetle.
  • Aegosoma sinica sinica White, 1853 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Aegosoma amplicollis Motschulsky, 1854, Megopis sinica Li, Chen & Lin, 1981, Megopis sinica Ohbayashi, 1964, Megopis sinica sinica Gressitt, 1951, Megopis sinica sinica Niisato, 1994, Megopis sinica sinica Ohbayashi, 1992, Megopis sinica sinica Ohbayashi, Kimura & Satô, 1994, Megopis sinica.... Common name: thin-winged longicorn beetle.
  • Aeolesthes holosericea (Fabricius, 1787) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Aeolesthes holosericea Gahan, 1891, Aeolesthes holosericea Makihara & al., 2008, Cerambyx holosericeus Fabricius, 1801, Cerambyx holosericeus Zimsen, 1964, Ceramryx holosericeus Fabricius, 1787, Hammaticherus holosericeus White, 1853, Neocerambyx similis Bates, 1891, Pachydissus similis Gahan,.... Common name: Cherry stem borer.
  • Aeolesthes sarta (Solsky, 1871) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonym: Pachydissus sartus Solsky, 1871. Common name: City longhorned borer.
  • Ambeodontus tristis (Fabricius, 1775) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Cerambyx mœstus Gmelin, 1790, Marileus chiloensis Aurivillius, 1912, Marileus chiloensis Blackwelder, 1946, Marileus chiloensis Germain, 1898, Marileus chiloensis Martins, 1998, Marileus chiloensis Monné & Giesbert, 1994, Marileus chiloensis Monné, 1994, Phlyctaenodes trituberculatus.... Common name: two-toothed longicorn.
  • Anoplophora chinensis (Forster, 1771) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Anoplophora chinensis chinensis Vitali, 2010, Calloplophora abbreviata Thomson, 1865, Calloplophora afflicta Thomson, 1865, Calloplophora luctuosa Thomson, 1865, Calloplophora sepulcralis Thomson, 1865, Cerambyx chinensis Forster, 1771, Cerambyx farinosus Houttuyn, 1766, Cerambyx pulchricornis.... Common names: white-spotted longicorn beetle, mulberry white spotted longicorn, citrus root cerambycid, citrus longhorned beetle, citrus longhorn beetle, black and white citrus longhorn.
  • Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky, 1854) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Anoplophora (Anoplophora) glabripennis Breuning, 1944, Anoplophora (Anoplophora) glabripennis Breuning, 1961, Anoplophora lævigator Thomson, 1860, Anoplophora nobilis Xu & Neng, 2007, Cerosterna glabripennis Motschulsky, 1854, Cerosterna glabripennis Motschulsky, 1860, Cerosterna glabripennis.... Common name: Asian longicorn beetle.
  • Anoplophora macularia (Thomson, 1865) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Anoplophora macularia Lingafelter & Hoebeke, 2002, Calloplophora macularia Thomson, 1865, Melanauster chinensis macularia Bates, 1873, Melanauster macularius Kolbe, 1886.
  • Anoplophora malasiaca (Thomson, 1865) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Anoplophora malasica Niisato, 1994, Calloplophora malasiaca Thomson, 1865, Melananster perroudi Pic, 1953. Common name: white-spotted longicorn beetle.
  • Aphanasium australe (Boisduval, 1835) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Callidium australe Boisduval, 1835, Solimnia sublineata Pascoe, 1863.
  • Aphanasium variegatum Blackburn, 1893 
    Family: Cerambycidae

  • Aphanosperma occidentalis Britton, 1969 
    Family: Cerambycidae

  • Apomecyna binubila Pascoe, 1858 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Apomecyna binubila conjuncta Breuning, 1953, Apomecyna macularia Harold, 1879. Common name: Melon stem borer.
  • Apomecyna histrio (Fabricius, 1792) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Apomecyna maculaticollis Pic, 1918, Apomecyna quadrifasciata Thomson, 1868, Lamia histrio Fabricius, 1792, Saperda alboguttata Megerle, 1802. Common name: Cucurbit stemborer.
  • Apriona cinerea Chevrolat, 1852 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonym: Apriona cinerea newcombei Gilmour, 1958. Common names: poplar stem borer, apple stem borer.
  • Apriona germari (Hope, 1831) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Apriona cribrata Thomson, 1878, Apriona germari Aurivillius, 1922, Apriona germari Breuning & Itzinger, 1943, Apriona germari Chevrolat, 1852, Apriona germari Duffy, 1968, Apriona germari Gemminger & Harold, 1873, Apriona germari Hayashi, 1981, Apriona germari Hua, 2002, Apriona germari Huang et....
  • Apriona japonica Thomson, 1878 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonym: Apriona japonica Niisato, 1994. Common name: Mulberry longicorns beetle.
  • Arhopalus ferus (Mulsant, 1839) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Arhopalus (Arhopalus) ferus ferus Goggi, 2006, Arhopalus ferus dichrous Mandl, 1972, Arhopalus tristis Gouillard, 2003, Arhopalus tristis Halperin & Holzschuh, 1993, Arhopalus tristis Hua, 2002, Arhopalus tristis Villiers, 1967, Arhopalus tristis Villiers, 1978, Arhopalus tristis Zuzarte, 2001,.... Common names: Burnt pine longhorn beetle, Burnt Pine Longicorn, BPLB.


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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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