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A total of 18 results were found at 08:16 on 25th June 2024 when searching for destructor.


  • Aleuroctarthrus destructor (Mackie, 1912) 
    Family: Aleyrodidae

    Synonyms: Aleurodes albofloccosa Froggatt, 1918, Aleurodicus destructor Mackie, 1912. Common name: Coconut whitefly.
  • Anasa tristis (De Geer, 1773) 
    Family: Coreidae

    Synonyms: Cimex tristis De Geer, 1773, Coreus ordinatus Say, 1825, Coreus rugator Fabricius, 1803, Gonocerus obliquus Uhler, 1861, Lygaeus irroratus Gravenhorst, 1807, Oriterus destructor Hahn, 1831. Common name: squash bug.
  • Anthrenus (Nathrenus) verbasci (Linnaeus, 1767) 
    Family: Dermestidae

    Synonyms: Anthrenus adspersus Herbst, 1797, Anthrenus destructor Melsheimer, 1844, Anthrenus florilegus Fourcroy, 1785, Anthrenus nitidulus K├╝ster, 1847, Anthrenus pictus Germar, 1813, Anthrenus tomentosus Thunberg, 1815, Anthrenus tricolor Herbst, 1797, Anthrenus verbasci caseyi Hinton,.... Common names: Varigated carpet weevil, European carpet beetle.
  • Aspidiotus destructor Signore, 1869 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aspidiotus cocotis Newstead, 1893, Aspidiotus fallax Cockerell, 1893, Aspidiotus transparens Green, 1890. Common names: coconut scale, Transparent scale.
  • Ceroplastes destructor Newstead, 1917 
    Family: Coccidae

    Synonyms: Ceroplastes postperlucidus Qin & Gullan, 1999, Gascardia postperlucidus Qin & Gullan, 1995, Gascardia postperlucidus Qin et al., 1994. Common names: white waxy scale, White wax scale, Soft wax scalet.
  • Ditylenchus destructor Thorne 1945 
    Family: Anguinidae

    Common names: potato tuber nematode, potato rot nematode.
  • Halotydeus destructor (Tucker, 1925) 
    Family: Penthaleidae

    Synonym: Penthaleus destructor Tucker, 1925. Common name: Redlegged earth mite.
  • Heliococcus destructor Borchsenius, 1941 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

  • Lepidoglyphus destructor (Schrank, 1781) 
    Family: Glycyphagidae

    Synonyms: Acarus cadaverum Shrank, 1781, Acarus destructor Shrank, 1781. Common names: sugar mite, Groceries mite.
  • Mayetiola destructor (Say, 1817) 
    Family: Cecidomyiidae

    Synonyms: Cecidomyia culmicola Morris, 1849, Cecidomyia frumentaria Rondani, 1864, Cecidomyia secalina Loew, 1859, Mayetiola orientalis Bollow, 1955, Mayetiola secalis Bollow, 1955, Phytophaga cerealis Rondani, 1843, Rhabdophaga elymi Felt, 1909, Rhabdophaga pratensis Felt, 1908. Common name: Hessian fly.
  • Nysius raphanus Howard, 1872 
    Family: Orsillidae

    Synonyms: Nysius destructor Riley, 1873, Nysius minutus Uhler, 1895, Nysius strigosus Uhler, 1894. Common name: False chinch bug.
  • Ophiomyia phaseoli (Tryon, 1895) 
    Family: Agromyzidae

    Synonyms: Agromyza destructor Malloch, 1916, Agromyza phaseoli Coquillett, 1899, Oscinis fabae Tryon, 1897, Oscinis phaseoli Tryon, 1895. Common names: stemborer, soybean miner, snapbean fly, pea stemborer, pea stem fly, pea stem agromyza, legume root miner, katjang fly, french bean miner, french bean fly, bean stem maggot, bean agromyza, agromyzid fly, Bean fly.
  • Oribius destructor Marshall, 1957 
    Family: Curculionidae

    Common name: Oribus weevil.
  • 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.... Common name: Grapevine mealybug.
  • Tineola bisselliella (Hummel, 1823) 
    Family: Tineidae

    Synonyms: Paracharactis vestianella, Tinea bisselliella Hummel, 1823, Tinea crinella Sodoffsky, 1830, Tinea destructor Stephens, 1825, Tinea flavifrontella Thunberg, 1794, Tinea lanariella Clemens, 1859, Tineola furciferella Zagulyaev, 1954. Common name: common clothes moth.
  • Tribolium destructor Uyttenboogaart, 1933 
    Family: Tenebrionidae

    Common name: Large flour beetle.
  • Trichomyrmex destructor (Jerdon,1851) 
    Family: Formicidae

    Synonym: Atta destructor Jerdon, 1851. Common name: Singapore ant.
  • Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman, 2000 
    Family: Varroidae

    Common name: Varroa mite.

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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:

C1 Exclusion

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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