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 21:48 on 2nd March 2021 when searching for Insecta.


  • Terpandrus splendidus Hebard, 1922 
    Family: Tettigoniidae

  • Tetraleurodes pluto Dumbleton, 1956 
    Family: Aleyrodidae

  • Tetraleurodes stirlingiae Martin, 1999 
    Family: Aleyrodidae

  • Tetramorium bicarinatum (Nylander, 1846) 
    Family: Formicidae

    Synonym: Myrmica bicarinata Nylander, 1846.
  • Tetramorium impressum (Viehmeyer, 1925) 
    Family: Formicidae

    Synonym: Xiphomyrmex impressus Viehmeyer, 1925.
  • Tetramorium simillimum (Smith, 1851) 
    Family: Formicidae

    Synonym: Myrmica simillima Smith, 1851.
  • Tetraneura (Tetraneurella) nigriabdominalis (Sasaki, 1899) 
    Family: Aphididae

    Synonyms: Schizoneura nigriabdominalis Sasaki, 1899, Tetraneura akinire Sasaki, 1904. Common name: Oriental grassroot aphid.
  • Teuchothrips ater (Girault, 1927) 
    Family: Phlaeothripidae

    Synonyms: Androthrips niger Girault, 1927, Liothrips ater Girault, 1927, Smerinthothrips fuscipennis Moulton, 1968, Teuchothrips bursariicola Priesner, 1928, Teuchothrips pittosporiicola Bagnall, 1929.
  • Teuchothrips disjunctus (Hood, 1918) 
    Family: Phlaeothripidae

    Synonym: Liothrips disjunctus Hood, 1918.
  • Theretra latreillii (Maclay, 1826) 
    Family: Sphingidae

    Synonyms: Chaerocampa amara Swinhoe, 1892, Chaerocampa comminuens Walker, 1865, Chaerocampa deserta Butler, 1876, Chaerocampa leucasii Moore, 1858, Chaerocampa lucasii Walker, 1856, Chaerocampa procne Clemens, 1859, Chaerocampa spilota Moore, 1858, Chaerocampa tenebrosa Moore, 1877, Chaerocampa walduckii....
  • Theretra margarita (Kirby, 1877) 
    Family: Sphingidae

    Synonyms: Chaerocampa margarita Kirby, 1877, Chaerocampa marginata Swinhoe, 1892, Theretra phoenix Miskin, 1891.
  • Theretra oldenlandiae (Fabricius, 1775) 
    Family: Sphingidae

    Synonyms: Chaerocampa argentata Butler, 1875, Chaerocampa firmata Walker, 1856, Chaerocampa puellaris Butler, 1875, Chaerocampa sobria Walker, 1856, Deilephila argentata Stephens, 1828, Deilephila proxima Austaut, 1892, Sphinx drancus Cramer, 1777, Sphinx lewini Thon, 1828, Sphinx oldenlandiae Fabricius,.... Common name: impatiens hawkmoth.
  • Theretra silhetensis (Walker, 1856) 
    Family: Sphingidae

    Synonyms: Chaeocampa silhetensis Schaufuss, 1870, Chaerocampa bisecta Moore in Horsfield & Moore, 1858, Chaerocampa intersecta Butler, 1876, Chaerocampa silhetensis Walker, 1856, Theretra pinastrina Rothschild & Jordan, 1903.
  • Therioaphis (Therioaphis) trifolii (Monell, 1882) 
    Family: Aphididae

    Synonym: Callipterus trifolii Monell, 1882. Common names: yellow clover aphid, spotted clover aphid, alfalfa aphid, Spotted alfalfa aphid.
  • Thermobia domestica (Packard, 1873) 
    Family: Lepismatidae

    Synonyms: Lepisma domestica Packard, 1873, Lepisma furnorum Rovelli, 1884, Lepismodes inquilinus Newman, 1863. Common name: firebrat.
  • Thripobius javae (Girault, 1917) 
    Family: Eulophidae

    Synonyms: Epomphale javae Girault, 1917, Thripobius semiluteus Boucek, 1977, Thripoctenus maculatus Waterston, 1930. Common name: greenhouse thrips parasite.
  • Thrips australis (Bagnall, 1915) 
    Family: Thripidae

    Synonyms: Anomalothrips amygdali Morgan, 1929, Isoneurothrips australis Bagnall, 1915, Thrips lacteicorpus Girault, 1926, Thrips mediolineus Girault, 1926. Common name: Eucalyptus thrips.
  • Thrips florum Schmutz, 1913 
    Family: Thripidae

    Synonym: Thrips darci Girault, 1930.
  • Thrips hawaiiensis (Morgan, 1913) 
    Family: Thripidae

    Synonyms: Euthrips hawaiiensis Morgan, 1913, Physothrips emersoni Girault, 1927, Physothrips lacteicolor Girault, 1928, Physothrips marii Girault, 1928, Physothrips mjobergi darci Girault, 1930, Thrips io Girault, 1927, Thrips partirufus Girault, 1927. Common name: Banana flower thrips.
  • Thrips imaginis Bagnall, 1926 
    Family: Thripidae

    Synonyms: Aptinothrips apertus Kelly & Mayne, 1934, Neophysopus aureolus Girault, 1928, Neophysopus io Girault, 1927, Thrips fortis Bagnall, 1926, Thrips imaginis apicalis Bagnall, 1926, Thrips shakespearei Girault, 1927. Common name: Plague thrips.

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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.