Western Australian Organism List

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A total of 1725 results were found at 21:58 on 29th November 2020 when searching for Insecta.


  • Andrewarthaia kellyana (Bagnall, 1924) 
    Family: Aeolothripidae

    Synonyms: Aeolothrips hyalinipennis Girault, 1930, Andrewarthaia minor Mound, 1967, Rhipidothrips aureus Moulton, 1935, Rhipidothrips kellyanus Bagnall, 1924.
  • Anicetus beneficus Ishii & Yasumatsu, 1954 
    Family: Encyrtidae

    Synonym: Anicetus beneficus Ishii, & Yasumatsu, 1954. Common name: Parasitic wasp.
  • Anicetus communis Annecke, 1967 
    Family: Encyrtidae

    Common name: White wax parasite.
  • Anilara obscura (Macleay, 1872) 
    Family: Buprestidae

    Synonyms: Anilara australis Théry, 1911, Anilara deplanata Théry,1911, Anilara platessa Thomson, 1879, Anilara soror Blackburn, 1891, Anilaria uniformis Kerremans1898, Melobasis obscura Macleay, 1872.
  • Anilara subcostata Blackburn, 1891 
    Family: Buprestidae

    Common name: Jewel beetle.
  • Anisolepisma hartmeyeri (Silvestri, 1908) 
    Family: Lepismatidae

    Synonym: Heterolepisma hartmeyeri Silvestri, 1908. Common name: silverfish.
  • Anobium punctatum (de Geer, 1774) 
    Family: Ptinidae

    Synonyms: Anobium caelatum Mulsant & Rey, 1864, Anobium cylindricum (Marsham, 1802), Anobium domesticum (Geoffroy, 1785), Anobium latreillei Dufour, 1843, Anobium pertinax Fabricius, 1775, Anobium pumilum (LeConte, 1865), Anobium striatum Olivier, 1790, Byrrhus domesticumde Fourcroy, 1785, Ptinus.... Common names: house borer, Furniture beetle.
  • Anomala antiqua (Gyllenhal, 1817) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonyms: Anomala australasiae Blackburn, 1892, Melolontha antiqua Gyllenhal, 1817. Common name: Groundnut chafer.
  • Anomalaphis comperei Pergande, 1920 
    Family: Aphididae

  • Anomis flava (Fabricius, 1775) 
    Family: Noctuidae

    Synonyms: Anomis serrata Barnes & McDunnough, 1913, Cirroedia edentata Walker, 1857, Cirroedia variolosa Walker, 1857, Cosmophila aurantiaca Prittwitz, 1867, Cosmophila indica Guenée, 1852, Cosmophila xanthindyma Boisduval, 1833, Noctua flava Fabricius, 1775, Noctua sigmatizans Fabricius, 1775, Xanthia.... Common names: cotton semi-looper, cotton looper.
  • Anomis involuta (Walker, 1858) 
    Family: Noctuidae

    Synonyms: Anomis brima Swinhoe, 1920, Cosmophila dona Swinhoe, 1919, Gonitis basalis Walker, 1858, Gonitis involuta Walker, 1858, Gonitis vitiensis Butler, 1886, Tiridata colligata Walker, 1865. Common name: jute semi-looper.
  • Anomis planalis (Swinhoe, 1902) 
    Family: Noctuidae

    Synonyms: Anomis microphrica Turner, 1933, Antarchaea chionosticha Turner, 1932, Antarchaea chionosticta Atherton, 1932, Churia thermodes Lower, 1903, Molopa planalis Swinhoe, 1902. Common name: common cotton looper.
  • Anoplognathus abnormis Macleay, 1873 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonym: Anoplognathus quadrilineatus Waterhouse, 1874.
  • Anoplognathus aeneus Waterhouse, 1868 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

  • Anoplognathus aureus Waterhouse, 1889 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonyms: Anoplognathus concinnus Blackburn, 1900, Calloodes frenchie, Blackburn, 1890.
  • Anoplognathus chloropyrus (Drapiez, 1819) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonyms: Anoplognathus nitidulus Boisduval, 1835, Rutela chloropyra Drapiez, 1819.
  • Anoplognathus daemeli Ohaus, 1898 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonym: Anoplognathus daemeli micantipennis Ohaus, 1898.
  • Anoplognathus macleayi aurora Arrow, 1919 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonym: Anoplognathus aurora Arrow, 1919. Common name: Christmas beetle.
  • Anoplognathus nebulosus Macleay, 1864 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

  • Anoplognathus parvulus Waterhouse, 1873 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonyms: Anoplognathus parvulus cuprifulgens Ohaus, 1904, Calloodes mastersii Macleay, 1873.

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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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