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A total of 40 results were found at 07:24 on 30th November 2020 when searching for flava.


  • Agapetes flava (Hook.f.) Sleum. 
    Family: Ericaceae

  • Amandava subflava 
    Family: Estrildidae

    Common names: Zebra Waxbill, Orange-breasted Waxbill, Golden-breasted Waxbill.
  • Andaspis hawaiiensis (Maskell, 1895) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Andaspis flava hawaiiensis Fullaway, 1932, Andaspis hawaiiensis Fullaway, 1932, Andaspis hawaiiensis MacGillivray, 1921, Howardia moorsi Brain, 1919, Lepidosaphes erythrinae MacGillivray, 1921, Lepidosaphes flava hawaiiensis Fernald, 1903, Lepidosaphes.... Common name: Armoured scale.
  • Anomis flava (Fabricius, 1775) 
    Family: Noctuidae

    Synonyms: Anomis serrata Barnes & McDunnough, 1913, Cirroedia edentata Walker, 1857, Cirroedia variolosa Walker, 1857, Cosmophila aurantiaca Prittwitz, 1867, Cosmophila indica Guenée, 1852, Cosmophila xanthindyma Boisduval, 1833, Noctua flava Fabricius, 1775, Noctua sigmatizans.... Common names: cotton semi-looper, cotton looper.
  • Aulacophora abdominalis (Fabricius, 1781) 
    Family: Chrysomelidae

    Synonyms: Aulacophora palmerstoni Blackburn, 1889, Aulacophora similis Maulik, 1929, Crioceris abdominalis Fabricius, 1781, Crioceris testacea Fabricius, 1787, Galeruca flava Olivier, 1791, Galleruca punctata Boisduval, 1835, Galleruca relicta Boisduval, 1835, Raphidiopalpa imberbis.... Common names: Plain pumpkin beetle, Northern pumpkin beetle.
  • Balclutha frontalis (Ferrari, 1882) 
    Family: Cicadellidae

    Synonyms: Agellus philippinensis Merino, 1936, Balclutha flava Haupt, 1927, Balclutha haupti Metcalf, 1955, Balclutha montana Melichar, 1914, Balclutha orientalis Matsumura, 1914, Balclutha pulchella Lindberg, 1948, Balclutha rosea (Scott, 1876), Balclutha rubrostriata Haupt,1927,....
  • Brugmansia x flava Herklotz ex U.Preissel & H.G.Preissel 
    Family: Solanaceae

  • Camellia flava (Pit.) Sealy 
    Family: Theaceae

  • Cassytha flava Nees 
    Family: Lauraceae

  • Catopsilia pomona Fabricius, 1775 
    Family: Pieridae

    Synonyms: Callidryas endeer Boisduval, 1832, Callidryas flava Butler, 1869, Callidryas phlegeus Wallace, 1867, Catopsilia crocale celebica Fruhstorfer, 1910, Catopsilia crocale crocalina Fruhstorfer, 1910, Catopsilia crocale dionysiades Fruhstorfer, 1911, Catopsilia crocale flavescens.... Common names: lemon migrant, larger catopsila, cassia butterfly.
  • Cephalaria flava (Sm.) Szabo 
    Family: Caprifoliaceae

  • Cistanche flava O.Fedtsch. & B.Fedtsch. 
    Family: Orobanchaceae

  • Corynanthera flava J.Green 
    Family: Myrtaceae

  • Crossandra flava Hook. 
    Family: Acanthaceae

  • Crossyne flava (W.F.Barker ex Snijman) D.Müller-Doblies & U.Müller-Doblies 
    Family: Liliaceae - Amaryllidaceae

    Common name: geelsambreelblom.
  • Encarsia sophia (Girault & Dodd) 
    Family: Aphelinidae

    Synonyms: Coccophagus sophia Girault & Dodd, 1915, Encarsia bemisiae (Ishii, 1938), Encarsia shafeei Hayat, 1986, Encarsia sublutea (Silvestri, 1931), Encarsia transvena (Timberlake, 1926), Prospaltella bemisiae Ishii, 1938, Prospaltella flava Shafee, 1973, Prospaltella sublutea.... Common name: Parasitic wasp.
  • Erythroneura vitis (Harris, 1831) 
    Family: Cicadellidae

    Synonyms: Erythroneura comes venusta McAtee, 1920, Erythroneura vitis Fitch, 1851, Erythroneura vitis Young, 1952, Erythroneura vitis corona McAtee, 1920, Erythroneura vitis flava Robinson, 1924, Tettigonia vitis Harris, 1831. Common name: leafhopper.
  • Esenbeckia flava Brandegee 
    Family: Rutaceae

  • Ethmostigmus rubripes (Brandt, 1840) 
    Family: Scolopendridae

    Synonyms: Ethmostigmus australianus Chamberlin, 1920, Heterostoma crassipes Silvestri, 1894, Heterostoma fasciata Newport, 1845, Heterostoma flava Newport, 1845, Heterostoma rubripes grossipes Pocock, 1891, Scolopendra megacephala Newport, 1844, Scolopendra rapax Walckenaer & Gervais,.... Common name: giant centipede.
  • Euproctis flava Fabricius, 1775 
    Family: Lymantriidae

    Common name: Oriental tussock moth.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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