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A total of 116 results were found at 13:46 on 15th July 2024 when searching for Diaspididae.


  • Abgrallaspis cyanophylli (Signoret, 1869) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Abgrallaspis cyanophylli Balachowsky, 1948, Aspidiotus (Aspidiotus) cyanophylli Cockerell, 1897, Aspidiotus (Evaspidiotus) cyanophylli Leonardi, 1898, Aspidiotus (Hemiberlesia) cyanophylli Merrill, 1953, Aspidiotus cyanophyli Comstock, 1883, Aspidiotus cyanophylli Signoret, 1869, Diaspidiotus.... Common name: Cyanophyllum scale.
  • Acutaspis paulista (Hempel, 1900) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Acutaspis paulista Claps, 2000, Aspidiotus paulistus Hempel, 1900, Chrysomphalus paulistus Fernald, 1903, Melanaspis palustris Trjapitzin, 1989, Melanaspis paulistus McKenzie, 1939, Pseudischnaspis paulista Lindinger, 1937.
  • Anamefiorinia casuarinae (Maskell, 1897) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonym: Fiorinia casuarinae Maskell, 1897.
  • Andaspis hawaiiensis (Maskell, 1895) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Andaspis flava hawaiiensis Fullaway, 1932, Andaspis hawaiiensis Fullaway, 1932, Andaspis hawaiiensis MacGillivray, 1921, Howardia moorsi Brain, 1919, Lepidosaphes erythrinae MacGillivray, 1921, Lepidosaphes flava hawaiiensis Fernald, 1903, Lepidosaphes hawaiiensis Ferris, 1920, Lepidosaphes.... Common name: Armoured scale.
  • Aonidia oleae Leonardi, 1913 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonym: Aonidiae oleae Borchsenius, 1966.
  • Aonidiella aurantii (Maskell, 1897) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aonidia gennadius Targioni, 1881, Aspidiotus aurantii Maskell, 1879, Aspidiotus citri Comstock, 1881, Aspidiotus coccineus Gennadius, 1881. Common names: orange scale, citrus red scale, Red scale, California red scale.
  • Aonidiella citrina (Coquillett, 1891) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aonidiella aurantii citrina MacGillivray, 1921, Aspidiotus citrinus Coquillett, 1891. Common name: yellow scale.
  • Aonidiella comperei McKenzie, 1937 
    Family: Diaspididae

  • Aonidiella inornata McKenzie, 1938 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Common names: Papaya red scale, Diaspid scale.
  • Aonidiella orientalis (Newstead, 1894) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aspidiotus (Aonidiella) cocotiphagus Marlatt, 1908, Aspidiotus orientalis Newstead, 1894, Aspidiotus osbeckiae Green, 1896, Chrysomphalus pedroniformis Cockerell & Robinson, 1915. Common names: Oriental yellow scale, Oriental scale, Oriental red scale.
  • Aspidiella sacchari (Cockerell, 1893) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aspidiella sacchari Borchsenius, 1966, Aspidiella sacchari MacGillivray, 1921, Aspidiotus (Aspidiella) sacchari Leonardi, 1898, Aspidiotus (Aspidiotus) sacchari Cockerell, 1897, Aspidiotus sacchari Cockerell, 1893, Targionia (Aspidiella) sacchari Merrill, 1953, Targionia sacchari Merrill &.... Common names: sugarcane root sclae, Sugarcane scale.
  • Aspidioides comperei (Marlatt, 1908) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonym: Aspidiotus comperei Marlatt, 1908.
  • Aspidiotus coryphae Cockerell & Robinson, 1915 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Common name: corypha scale.
  • Aspidiotus destructor Signore, 1869 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aspidiotus cocotis Newstead, 1893, Aspidiotus fallax Cockerell, 1893, Aspidiotus transparens Green, 1890. Common names: coconut scale, Transparent scale.
  • Aspidiotus duplex (Cockerell, 1896) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonym: Pseudaonidia duplex (Cockerell, 1896). Common names: Japanese camphor scale, Camphor scale.
  • Aspidiotus elaeidis Marchal, 1909 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aspidiotus oppugnatus Silvestri, 1915, Aspidiotus transparens Brain, 1918. Common name: Green scale.
  • Aspidiotus excisus Green, 1896 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aspidiotus excisus Cockerell, 1897, Aspidiotus excisus Leonardi, 1898, Aspidiotus excisus Williams & Watson, 1988, Temnaspidiotus excisus MacGillivray, 1921. Common names: armoured scales, Hard scales.
  • Aspidiotus nerii Bouche, 1833 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aspidiotus caldesii Signoret, 1869, Aspidiotus confusus Froggatt, 1914, Aspidiotus limonii Signoret, 1869, Aspidiotus nerii Bouché, 1833, Aspidiotus palmarum Burmeister, 1835, Chermes hederae Vallot, 1829. Common names: white scale, ivy scale, aucuba scale, Oleander scale.
  • Aspidiotus tafiranus Lindinger, 1912 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aspidioides tafiranus MacGillivray, 1921, Aspidiotus tafiranus Borchsenius, 1966.
  • Aulacaspis madiunensis (Zehntner, 1898) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonym: Chionaspis madiunensis Zehntner, 1898.


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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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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.

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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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