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A total of 17 results were found at 13:09 on 22nd June 2024 when searching for Phenacoccus.


  • Coccura suwakoensis (Kuwana & Toyoda, 1915) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Coccura suwakoensis Danzig, 1980, Cocura swoakoensis Nur et al., 1987, Phenacoccus suwakoensis Kuwana & Toyoda, 1915, Phenacoccus ussuriensis Borchsenius, 1936, Rosanococcus suwakoensis Kanda, 1934.
  • Heliococcus bohemicus Šulc, 1912 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Heliococcus mutinensis Marotta, Russo & Matile-Ferrero, 1997, Phenacoccus mutinensis Menozzi, 1933. Common name: bohemian mealybug.
  • Heterococcus nudus (Green, 1926) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Heterococcus borchsenii Ter-Grigorian, 1966, Heterococcus borkhsenii Morrison, 1945, Heterococcus graminicola Morrison, 1945, Heterococcus graminicolus Ferris,, Heterococcus nudus Green, 1928, Heterococcus occidentalis Morrison, 1945, Heterococcus variabilis Schmutterer, 1958,.... Common name: naked grass mealybug.
  • Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green, 1908) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Paracoccus pasaniae Borchsenius, 1962, Phenacoccus glomeratus Green, 1922, Phenacoccus hirsutus Green, 1908, Phenacoccus quarternus Ayyar, 1921, Phenacoccus quarternus Shafee et al, 1989, Phenacoccus quarternus.... Common names: pink mealybug, mulberry mealybug, grape mealybug, Hibiscus mealy bug.
  • Peliococcus cycliger (Leonardi, 1908) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Peliococcus cycliger Kozár & Walter, 1985, Peliococcus cycliger Longo et al., 1989, Peliococcus oleae Longo & Russo, 1988, Phenacoccus oleae Marchal, 1910, Pseudococcus cycliger Leonardi, 1908.
  • Phenacoccus aceris (Signoret, 1875) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Dactylopius vagabundus Reh, 1903, Dactylopius vagabundus Reh, 1904, Phenacoccus aceris Cockerell, 1896, Phenacoccus aceris Schmutterer, 1980, Phenacoccus aceris Ter-Grigorian, 1956, Phenacoccus aesculi Cockerell, 1896,.... Common name: Apple mealybug.
  • Phenacoccus gossypii Townsend & Cockerell, 1898 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Phenacoccus gossypii Ben-Dov, 1994, Phenacoccus helianthi gossypii Cockerell, 1899. Common name: Mexican malybug.
  • Phenacoccus graminicola Leonardi, 1908 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonym: Phenacoccus graminosus McKenzie, 1960. Common name: Ryegrass mealybug.
  • Phenacoccus hargreavesi (Laing, 1925) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Phenacoccus hargreavesi Williams, 1970, Pseudococcus bukobensis Laing, 1929, Pseudococcus hargreavesi Laing, 1925. Common name: Cassava mealybug.
  • Phenacoccus madeirensis Green, 1923 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Phenacoccus grenadensis Green & Laing, 1924, Phenacoccus harbisoni Peterson, 1965.
  • Phenacoccus parvus Morrison, 1924 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonym: Phenacoccus surinamensis Green, 1933. Common name: Lantana mealybug.
  • Phenacoccus pergandei Cockerell, 1896 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Phenacoccus pargandei Kuwana, 1907, Pseudococcus katsurae Shinji, 1935.
  • Phenacoccus solani Ferris, 1918 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonym: Phenacoccus herbarum Lindinger, 1942. Common name: solanum mealybug.
  • Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley, 1898 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonym: Phenacoccus cevalliae Cockerell, 1902. Common name: Solenopsis mealybug.
  • Planococcus citri (Risso, 1813) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Coccus tuliparum Bouche, 1844, Dactylopius alaterni Signoret, 1875, Dactylopius brevispinus Targioni Tozzetti, 1881, Dactylopius ceratoniae Signoret, 1875, Dactylopius cyperi Signoret, 1875, Dactylopius destructor Comstock, 1881, Dactylopius robiniae Signoret, 1875, Dactylopius secretus Hempel,.... Common name: Grapevine mealybug.
  • Rastrococcus iceryoides (Green, 1908) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Ceroputo iceryoides Lindinger, 1958, Dactylopius obtusus Newstead, 1911, Phenacoccus iceryoides Green, 1908, Phenacoccus obtusus Lindinger, 1913, Rastrococcus cappariae Avasthi & Shafee, 1983, Rastrococcus iceryoides Ferris, 1954. Common name: Downey snowline mealybug.
  • Rastrococcus spinosus (Robinson, 1918) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Ceroputo spinosus van der Goot, 1928, Phenacoccus spinosus Robinson, 1918, Puto spinosus Morrison, 1920, Rastrococcus spinosus Ferris, 1954. Common name: Philippine mango mealybug.

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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.

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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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Organisms which should be eradicated from part or all of Western Australia.

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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.

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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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