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A total of 78 results were found at 22:44 on 28th May 2024 when searching for Pseudococcidae.


  • 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.
  • Australicoccus grevilleae (Fuller, 1899) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Amonostherium confusum Morrison & Morrison, 1922, Dactylopius grevilleae Fuller, 1899, Erium newmani Froggatt, 1916. Common name: Grevillea mealybug.
  • Cannococcus ikshu Williams & Watson, 1988 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

  • 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.
  • Crisicoccus matsumotoi (Siraiwa, 1935) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Crisicoccus matsumotoi Ezzat & McConnell, 1956, Pseudococcus astericola Shinji, 1936, Pseudococcus matsumotoi Siraiwa, 1935. Common name: Matsumoto mealybug.
  • Delottococcus aberiae (De Lotto, 1961) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Allococcus aberiae De Lotto, 1961, Delottococcus aberiae Cox & Ben-Dov, 1986.
  • Dysmicoccus boninsis (Kuwana, 1909) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Dactylopius boninsis Kuwana, 1909, Dactylopius boninsis Kuwana, 1917, Dysmicoccus boniansis Ali, 1970, Dysmicoccus boninsis Ferris, 1950, Erium boninense Lindinger, 1935, Erium taiwanum Lindinger, 1935, Pseudococcus aegyptiacus Hall, 1925, Pseudococcus boninensis Lindinger, 1914, Pseudococcus.... Common name: Grey sugarcane mealybug.
  • Dysmicoccus brevipes (Cockerell, 1893) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Dactylopius (Pseudococcus) ananassae Kuwana, 1909, Dactylopius brevipes Cockerell, 1893, Pseudococcus cannae Green, 1934, Pseudococcus longirostralis James, 1936, Pseudococcus missionum Cockerell, 1910, Pseudococcus palauensis Kanda, 1933, Pseudococcus pseudobrevipes Mamet, 1941. Common name: Pineapple mealybug.
  • Dysmicoccus grassii (Leonardi, 1913) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Dysmicoccus alazon Williams, 1960, Dysmicoccus grassii Marotta, 1987, Pseudococcus grassii Leonardi, 1913. Common name: Mealybug.
  • Dysmicoccus macrozamiae (Fuller, 1897) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonym: Dactylopius macrozamiae Fuller, 1897. Common names: gray pineapple mealybug, Annona mealybug.
  • Dysmicoccus neobrevipes Beardsley, 1959 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

  • Dysmicoccus nesophilus Williams & Watson, 1988 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Common name: None known.
  • Dysmicoccus wistariae (Green, 1923) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Dysmicoccus cuspidatae Ferris, 1950, Dysmicoccus piricola Takahashi, 1958, Dysmicoccus wistariae Ben-Dov, 1994, Pseudococcus cuspidatae Rau, 1937, Pseudococcus matsudoensis Kanda, 1935, Pseudococcus piricola Siraiwa, 1935, Pseudococcus wistariae Green, 1923. Common names: Taxus mealybug, Pear mealybug.
  • Ferrisia gilli Gullan, 2003 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Common name: Gill's mealybug.
  • Ferrisia malvastra (McDaniel, 1962) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Ferrisia consobrina Hodgson & Hilburn, 1991, Ferrisia consobrina Williams & Watson, 1988, Ferrisia malvastra Williams, 1996. Common name: Malvastrum mealybug.
  • Ferrisia virgata (Cockerell, 1893) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Dactylopius ceriferus Newstead, 1894, Dactylopius dasylirii Cockerell, 1896, Dactylopius magnolicida King, 1902, Dactylopius segregatus Cockerell, 1893, Dactylopius setosus Hempel, 1900, Dactylopius talini Green, 1896, Dactylopius virgatus Cockerell, 1893, Dactylopius virgatus farinosus.... Common name: Striped mealybug.
  • Geococcus citrinus Kuwana, 1923 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Common names: grape mealybug, dompolan-mealy bug, common mealybug, Citrus mealybug.
  • Geococcus coffeae Green, 1933 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Common name: Coffee root mealybug.
  • Heliococcus bohemicus Šulc, 1912 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Heliococcus mutinensis Marotta, Russo & Matile-Ferrero, 1997, Phenacoccus mutinensis Menozzi, 1933. Common name: bohemian mealybug.
  • Heliococcus destructor Borchsenius, 1941 
    Family: Pseudococcidae


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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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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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