Western Australian Organism List

The Western Australian Organism List (WAOL) database allows you to search for organisms declared under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act). It is not a complete list of all organisms in Western Australia or their attributes. Use the database to find the legal status of organisms, control requirements, declared pest species and more.

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A total of 1712 results were found at 07:05 on 21st January 2021 when searching for Insecta.


  • Anoplognathus smaragdinus Ohaus, 1904 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonyms: Calloodes prasinus Macleay, 1873, Calloodes translucidus Benderitter, 1923.
  • Anoplostethus laetus Rothschild & Jordan, 1894 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonym: Anoplostethus laetus nobilis Benderitter, 1924.
  • Anthomyia punctipennis Wiedemann, 1830 
    Family: Anthomyiidae

    Synonym: Hylemyia deceptiva Malloch, 1921.
  • Anthrenocerus australis (Hope, 1843) 
    Family: Dermestidae

    Synonyms: Anthremis australis Hope, 1845, Anthrenus australis Hope, 1843, Cryptorhopalum erichsoni Reitter, 1881, Trogoderma riguum Erichson, 1842. Common name: Australian carpet beetle.
  • Anthrenocerus trimaculatus Armstrong, 1943 
    Family: Dermestidae

  • Anthrenus (Anthrenus) flavipes flavipes LeConte, 1854 
    Family: Dermestidae

    Synonyms: Anthrenus fasciatus Reitter, 1881, Anthrenus fasciatus alboimpletus Sahlberg, 1903, Anthrenus flavipes LeConte, 1854, Anthrenus importatus Pic, 1952, Anthrenus pimpinellae cinnamomeus Gredler, 1878, Anthrenus seminiveus Casey, 1916, Anthrenus vorax Waterhouse, 1883.
  • Anthrenus (Florilinus) museorum (Linnaeus, 1761) 
    Family: Dermestidae

    Synonyms: Anthrenus muscorum Fabricius, 1787, Anthrenus pellio Thunberg, 1815, Anthrenus vagus Gmelin, 1790, Anthrenus varius Stephens, 1830, Anthrenus verbasci Fabricius, 1775, Byrrhus muscorum Füessly, 1775, Dermestes museorum Linnaeus, 1761. Common name: museum beetle.
  • Anthrenus (Nathrenus) verbasci (Linnaeus, 1767) 
    Family: Dermestidae

    Synonyms: Anthrenus adspersus Herbst, 1797, Anthrenus destructor Melsheimer, 1844, Anthrenus florilegus Fourcroy, 1785, Anthrenus nitidulus Küster, 1847, Anthrenus pictus Germar, 1813, Anthrenus tomentosus Thunberg, 1815, Anthrenus tricolor Herbst, 1797, Anthrenus verbasci caseyi Hinton, 1945, Anthrenus.... Common names: Varigated carpet weevil, European carpet beetle.
  • Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel 1833) 
    Family: Pyralidae

    Synonyms: Antigastra catalaunalis sionensis Caradja, 1929, Botys catalaunalis Duponchel, 1833, Botys venosalis Walker, 1866. Common name: sesame pod-borer.
  • 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.
  • Anzora unicolor (Walker, 1862) 
    Family: Flatidae

    Synonyms: Massila unicolor Walker, 1862, Sephena cinerea Kirkaldy, 1906. Common name: Grey planthopper.
  • Anzygina zealandica (Myers,1923) 
    Family: Cicadellidae

    Synonyms: Erythroneura ansonae Myers, 1923, Erythroneura cyathea Myers, 1923, Erythroneura ix Myers, 1928, Erythroneura kiekie Myers, 1923, Erythroneura zealandica Myers, 1923, Zygina zealandica (Myers,1923). Common name: Yellow leafhopper.
  • 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.
  • Apanteles ippeus Nixon, 1965 
    Family: Braconidae

    Common name: Apanteles wasp parasite.
  • Apanteles oenone Nixon, 1965 
    Family: Braconidae

    Common name: Parasitic wasp.
  • Apanteles persephone Nixon, 1965 
    Family: Braconidae

    Common name: Parasitic wasp.

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BAM Act Definitions

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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If the species you are interested in is not listed on WAOL you may request to have it assessed. Please contact the Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) on (08) 9368 3080 or email padis@dpird.wa.gov.au, and they will transfer you to the relevant person.