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A total of 116 results were found at 09:20 on 18th June 2024 when searching for Diaspididae.


  • Lopholeucaspis japonica (Cockerell, 1897) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Leucaspis hydrangeae Takahashi, 1939, Leucaspis japonica Fernald, 1903, Leucaspis japonica Lindinger, 1906, Leucaspis japonica darwiniensis Green, 1916, Leucaspis japonicus Cockerell, 1897, Leucaspis menoni Takagi, 1969, Leucodiaspis hydrangeae Takahashi, 1934, Leucodiaspis iaponica Lindinger,.... Common names: pear white scale, Japanese long scale.
  • Maskellia globosa Fuller, 1897 
    Family: Diaspididae

  • Melanaspis obscura (Comstock, 1881) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aspidiotus (Melanaspis) obscurus Cockerell, 1897, Aspidiotus obscurus Comstock, 1881, Chrysomphalus (Melanaspis) obscurus Merrill, 1953, Chrysomphalus obscurus Leonardi, 1897, Melanaspis obscura Borchsenius, 1966, Melanaspis obscura Lindinger, 1911. Common name: obscure scale.
  • Morganella longispina (Morgan, 1889) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aspidiotus longinus Tao, 1999, Aspidiotus longispina Morgan, 1889, Aspidiotus longispina ornata Maskell, 1898, Aspidiotus longispinus Cockerell, 1897, Aspidiotus maskelli Cockerell, 1897, Aspidiotus maskelli Kirkaldy, 1902, Aspidiotus maskelli ornatus Cockerell, 1899, Aspidiotus ornataus Tao,.... Common names: Plumose scale, Maskell scale.
  • Mycetaspis personata (Comstock, 1883) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aonidiella personata Leonardi, 1897, Aspidiotus personates Cockerell, 1891, Aspidiotus personatus Cockerell, 1897, Aspidiotus personatus Comstock, 1883, Chrysomphalus personatus Fernald, 1903, Chrysomphalus personatus Merrill, 1953, Melanaspis personata Lindinger, 1921, Mycetaspis personata.... Common name: Masked scale.
  • Neoleonardia delicatula (Laing, 1929) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonym: Aspidiotus delicatulus Laing, 1929.
  • Neopinnaspis harperi McKenzie, 1949 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonym: Africaspis harperi Ferris, 1955. Common name: Harper scale.
  • Odonaspis ruthae Kotinsky, 1915 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Common names: Couchgrass scale, Bermuda grass scale.
  • Parlatoreopsis chinensis (Marlatt, 1908) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Cryptoparlatoria chinensis MacGillivray, 1921, Paralepidosaphes chinensis Hua, 2000, Parlatorea chinensis Lindinger, 1910, Parlatoreopsis chinensis Lindinger, 1932, Parlatorepsis chinensis Chou, 1985, Parlatoria chinensis Marlatt, 1908, Parlatoria chinensis Merrill, 1953, Parlatoria chinensis.... Common name: Chinese obscure scale.
  • Parlatoria camelliae Comstock, 1883 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Parlatorea pergandei camelliae Gómez-Menor Ortega, 1937, Parlatoria camelliae Morrison, 1939, Parlatoria pergandei camelliae Bellio, 1929, Parlatoria pergandii camelliae Leonardi, 1903, Parlatoria proteus virescens Maskell, 1897. Common name: Camellia parlatoria scale.
  • Parlatoria cinerea Hadden in Doane & Hadden, 1909 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Paraltorea fluggeae brasiliensis Lindinger, 1943, Paraltoria braziliensis McKenzie, 1945, Parlatoria brasiliensis Quayle, 1938, Parlatoria cinarea Chou, 1985, Parlatoria fluggeae brasiliensis Costa Lima, 1934, Parlatoria pseudopyri Kuwana in Kuwana & Muramatsu, 1932, Syngenaspis cinerea.... Common name: Chaff scale.
  • Parlatoria crypta McKenzie, 1943 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonym: Parlatoria morrisoni McKenzie, 1943. Common name: Mango white scale.
  • Parlatoria fulleri Morrison, 1939 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonym: Parlatoria viridis Fuller, 1897.
  • Parlatoria oleae (Colvée, 1880) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonym: Aspidiotus oleae Colvee, 1880. Common names: olive scale, olive parlatoria scale.
  • Parlatoria pergandii Comstock, 1881 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Common name: Chaff scale.
  • Parlatoria pittospori Maskell, 1891 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Parlatorea dryandrae Fuller, 1897, Parlatoria myrtus Maskell, 1891, Parlatoria petrophilae Fuller, 1899.
  • Parlatoria proteus (Curtis, 1843) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aspidiotus proteus Curtis, 1843, Diaspis parlatoris Targioni Tozzetti, 1867. Common names: small brown scale, sanseveria scale, proteus scale, poll-blanc, piojo blanco, orchid parlatoria scale, Common parlatoria scale.
  • Parlatoria theae Cockerell, 1896 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Parlatoreopsis theae Kawai, 1972, Parlatoria dives McKenzie, 1945, Parlatoria euonymi McKenzie, 1945, Parlatoria pergandei dives Bellio, 1929, Parlatoria pergandei theae Kuwana, 1902, Parlatoria theae Leonardi, 1903, Parlatoria theae euonymi Cockerell, 1897, Parlatoria theae evonymi Leonardi,.... Common name: tea black scale.
  • Parlatoria ziziphi (Lucas, 1853) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Apteronidia ziziphi Lindinger, 1934, Chermes aurantii Boisduval, 1867, Coccus ziziphi Lucas, 1853, Diaspis ziziphus Lindinger, 1934, Parlatoreopsis ziziphi Kawai, 1972, Parlatoria lucassi Targioni Tozzetti, 1868, Parlatoria ziziphe Osborn, 1898, Parlatoria ziziphi Grandpre & Charmoy, 1899,.... Common names: lime scale, leaf black scale, ebony scale, citrus scale, Black scale, Black parlatoria scale.
  • Pinnaspis aspidistrae (Signoret, 1869) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Chionaspis aspidistrae Signoret, 1869, Chionaspis brasiliensis Signoret, 1869, Chionaspis latus Cockerell, 1896. Common names: aspidistra scale, Fern scale, Brazilian snow-scale.

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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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