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A total of 56 results were found at 09:39 on 18th April 2024 when searching for Coccidae.


  • Alecanopsis mirus Green, 1924 
    Family: Coccidae

  • Antonina graminis (Maskell, 1897) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Antonina indica Green, 1908, Antonina littoralis Cockerell & Bueker, 1930, Chaetococcus graminis Maskell, 1898, Sphaerococcus graminis Maskell, 1897. Common names: grass-root antonina, felted grass coccid, couch mealybug, Rhodesgrass scale, Grass crown mealybug.
  • Australicoccus grevilleae (Fuller, 1899) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Amonostherium confusum Morrison & Morrison, 1922, Dactylopius grevilleae Fuller, 1899, Erium newmani Froggatt, 1916. Common name: Grevillea mealybug.
  • Cannococcus ikshu Williams & Watson, 1988 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

  • Ceronema banksiae Maskell, 1895 
    Family: Coccidae

  • Ceronema dryandrae Fuller, 1897 
    Family: Coccidae

  • Ceroplastes ceriferus (Fabricius, 1798) 
    Family: Coccidae

    Synonyms: Ceroplastes australiae Walker, 1852, Ceroplastes cerifera Gill, 1988, Ceroplastes vayssierei Mahdihassan, 1933, Coccus (Ceroplastes) chilensis Gray, 1828, Coccus ceriferus Fabricius, 1798, Lacca alba Signoret, 1869. Common names: Indian white wax scale, Afrrican white wax scale.
  • Ceroplastes destructor Newstead, 1917 
    Family: Coccidae

    Synonyms: Ceroplastes postperlucidus Qin & Gullan, 1999, Gascardia postperlucidus Qin & Gullan, 1995, Gascardia postperlucidus Qin et al., 1994. Common names: white waxy scale, White wax scale, Soft wax scalet.
  • Ceroplastes rubens Maskell, 1893 
    Family: Coccidae

    Synonym: Ceroplastes rubens minor Maskell, 1897. Common name: Pink wax scale.
  • Ceroplastes rusci (Linnaeus, 1758) 
    Family: Coccidae

    Synonyms: Calypticus radiatus Costa, 1829, Calypticus testudineus Costa, 1829, Ceroplastes denudatus Cockerell, 1893, Ceroplastes nerii Newstead, 1897, Ceroplastes tenuitectus Green, 1907, Coccus artemisiae Rossi, 1794, Coccus caricae Fabricius, 1794, Coccus hydatis Costa, 1829, Coccus rusci Linnaeus,.... Common name: Fig tree scale.
  • Ceroplastes sinensis del Guercio, 1900 
    Family: Coccidae

    Common name: Chinese wax scale.
  • Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus, 1758 
    Family: Coccidae

    Common names: common shield scale, brown soft scale, Soft scale, Soft brown scale.
  • Coccus longulus (Douglas, 1887) 
    Family: Coccidae

    Synonyms: Lecanium (Coccus) celtium Kuwana, 1909, Lecanium chirimoliae Maskell, 1890, Lecanium ficus Maskell, 1897, Lecanium frontale Green, 1904, Lecanium kraunhianum Lindinger, 1928, Lecanium longulum Douglas, 1887, Lecanium wistariae Brain, 1920, Parthenolecanium wistaricola Borchsenius, 1957. Common name: Long brown scale.
  • Coccus pseudomagnoliarum (Kuwana, 1914) 
    Family: Coccidae

    Synonyms: Coccus aegaeus De Lotto, 1973, Coccus citricola Campbell, 1914, Lecanium (Eulecanium) pseudomagnoliarum Kuwana, 1914. Common names: grey citrus scale, Citricola scale.
  • Coccus synapheae (Froggatt, 1915) 
    Family: Coccidae

    Synonym: Lecanium synapheae Froggatt, 1915.
  • Coccus viridis (Green, 1889) 
    Family: Coccidae

    Synonyms: Coccus viridis bisexualis Köhler, 1978, Coccus viridis viridis Köhler, 1978, Lecanium (Trechocorys) hesperidum africanum Newstead, 1906, Lecanium viride Green, 1889. Common names: Green scale, Green coffee scale.
  • Cryptes baccatus baccatus (Maskell, 1892) 
    Family: Coccidae

    Synonyms: Cryptes baccatus Cockerell & Parrott, 1899, Kermes acaciae Maskell, 1894, Kermes maskelli Maskell, 1892, Lecanium baccatum Maskell, 1892. Common names: Wattle tick scale, Wattle acale, Acacia scale.
  • Cryptes baccatus marmoreus (Fuller, 1897) 
    Family: Coccidae

    Synonym: Lecanium baccatum marmoreum Fuller, 1897. Common name: Western Australian wattle tick scale.
  • Cystococcus echiniformis Fuller, 1897 
    Family: Eriococcidae

    Common name: bush coconut.
  • Cystococcus pomiformis (Froggatt, 1893) 
    Family: Eriococcidae

    Synonym: Brachyscelis pomiformis Froggatt, 1893. Common name: bush coconut.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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