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 21:33 on 8th March 2021 when searching for Insecta.


  • Tapinoschema impar (Macleay, 1863) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonym: Schizorhina impar Macleay, 1863.
  • Tapinoschema lacunosa (Janson, 1874) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonym: Diaphonia lacunosa Janson, 1874.
  • Technomyrmex albipes (Smith, 1861) 
    Family: Formicidae

    Synonym: Formica (Tapinoma) albipes Smith, 1861. Common name: Whitefooted house ant.
  • Tectocoris diophthalmus (Thunberg, 1783) 
    Family: Scutelleridae

    Synonyms: Cimex banksii Donovan, 1805, Cimex diophthalmus Thunberg, 1783, Cimex lineola Fabricius, 1781, Scutellera cyanipoda Boisduval, 1835, Scutellera schoenherri Eschscholtz, 1822, Scutellera tongae Boisduval, 1835, Tectocoris amboinensis Walker, 1867, Tectocoris diophthalmus cookiana Kirkaldy, 1909,.... Common names: Hibisus harlequin bug, Cotton harlequin bug, Chinese bug.
  • Teinogenys calvus (Blackburn, 1888) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonym: Aneurystypus calvus Blackburn, 1888.
  • Teleogryllus commodus (Walker, 1869) 
    Family: Gryllidae

    Synonyms: Gryllus carbonarius Audinet-Serville, 1839, Gryllus commodus Walker, 1869, Gryllus fuliginosus Audinet-Serville, 1839, Gryllus servillii De Saussure, 1877. Common names: Black field cricket, Australian field cricket.
  • Teleogryllus oceanicus (Le Guillou, 1841) 
    Family: Gryllidae

    Synonyms: Gryllus innotabilis Walker, 1869, Gryllus oceanicus Le Guillou, 1841. Common names: oceanic field cricket, Black field cricket.
  • Temelucha cycnea Kerrich, 1959 
    Family: Ichneumonidae

  • Temelucha minuta (Morley, 1912) 
    Family: Ichneumonidae

    Synonyms: Tarytia minuta Morley, 1912, Temelucha clausa Kerrich, 1959.
  • Temnorrhynchus retusus (Fabricius, 1781) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonym: Scarabaeus retusus Fabricius, 1781. Common name: African rhinoceros beetle.
  • Temognatha alternata (Lumholtz, 1889) 
    Family: Buprestidae

    Synonyms: Stigmodera alternata Lumholtz, 1889, Stigmodera alternata lumholtzi Obenberger, 1933.
  • Temognatha carpentariae (Blackburn, 1892) 
    Family: Buprestidae

    Synonym: Stigmodera carpentariae Blackburn, 1892.
  • Temognatha duboulayi (Saunders, 1872) 
    Family: Buprestidae

    Synonym: Stigmodera duboulayi Saunders, 1872.
  • Temognatha excisicollis (Macleay, 1863) 
    Family: Buprestidae

    Synonyms: Stigmodera addenda Thomson, 1878, Stigmodera desperata Obenberger, 1922, Stigmodera excisicollis Macleay, 1863, Stigmodera sincera Kerremans, 1898.
  • Temognatha nickerli (Obenberger, 1922) 
    Family: Buprestidae

    Synonyms: Stigmodera (Temognatha) nickerli Obenberger, 1922, Stigmodera (Temognatha) strandi Obenberger, 1922, Stigmodera (Temognatha) strandi usticollis Obenberger, 1922, Stigmodera (Temognatha) strandiella Obenberger, 1934.
  • Temognatha regia (Blackburn, 1892) 
    Family: Buprestidae

    Synonym: Stigmodera regia Blackburn, 1892.
  • Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus, 1758 
    Family: Tenebrionidae

    Common names: yellow mealworm beetle, mealworm beetle, Yellow mealworm, European meal worm.
  • Tenebroides mauritanica (Linnaeus, 1758) 
    Family: Trogossitidae

    Synonym: Tenebrio mauritanica Linnaeus, 1758. Common name: Cadelle.
  • Tenodera australasiae (Leach, 1814) 
    Family: Mantidae

    Synonyms: Mantis australasiae Leach, 1814, Mantis darchii Macleay, 1827, Mantis tessellata Burmeister, 1838. Common names: purplewinged mantid, purple winged mantis.
  • Tenothrips frici (Uzel, 1895) 
    Family: Thripidae

    Synonyms: Physopus frici Uzel, 1895, Physothrips brevicornis Bagnall, 1916, Taeniothrips brevicornis Bagnall. Common name: Dandelion Thrips.

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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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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.