Western Australian Organism List

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A total of 22 results were found at 21:20 on 28th January 2023 when searching for sacchari.


  • Aspidiella sacchari (Cockerell, 1893) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aspidiella sacchari Borchsenius, 1966, Aspidiella sacchari MacGillivray, 1921, Aspidiotus (Aspidiella) sacchari Leonardi, 1898, Aspidiotus (Aspidiotus) sacchari Cockerell, 1897, Aspidiotus sacchari Cockerell,.... Common names: sugarcane root sclae, Sugarcane scale.
  • Ceratovacuna lanigera Zehntner, 1897 
    Family: Aphididae

    Synonym: Ceratovacuna saccharivora Matsumura, 1917. Common names: white sugarcane aphid, sugarcane woolly aphid.
  • Chilo sacchariphagus Bojer, 1856 
    Family: Pyralidae

    Common names: sugarcane stem borer, sugarcane internode, sugar cane stem borer, sugar cane internode borer, striped stalk borer, stalk moth borer, spotted sugarcane borer, spotted borer, paddy stem borer, mauritius spotted cane borer, internodal borer, cane moth borer.
  • Exothrips sacchari (Moulton, 1936) 
    Family: Thripidae

    Synonym: Anaphothrips sacchari Moulton, 1936.
  • Hemicriconemoides brachyurus (Loos 1949) Chitwood & Birchfield 1957 
    Family: Criconematidae

    Synonyms: Criconemoides brachyurus, Hemicriconemoides sacchariae, Hemicycliophora brachyurus.
  • Heterodera sacchari Luc & Merny 1963 
    Family: Heteroderidae

    Common name: sugarcane cyst nematode.
  • Hypothenemus eruditus (Westwood, 1836) 
    Family: Curculionidae

    Synonyms: Archeophalus ealaensis Eggers, 1944, Bostrichus boieldieui Perroud, 1865, Cosmoderes schwarzi Hopkins, 1915, Cryphalus aspericollis Wollaston, 1860, Cryphalus basjoo Niisima, 1910, Cryphalus minutus Schedl, 1978, Cryphalus obscurus Ferrari, 1867, Cryphalus striatopunctatus Lea, 1910, Cryphalus.... Common name: Shot-hole wood borer.
  • Icerya seychellarum seychellarum (Westwood, 1855) 
    Family: Monophlebidae

    Synonyms: Coccus sacchari Guérin-Méneville, 1867, Dorthesia seychellarum Westwood, 1855, Icerya candida Cockerell, 1905, Icerya crocea Green, 1896, Icerya okadae Kuwana, 1907. Common name: Common white mealybug.
  • Kiritshenkella sacchari (Green, 1900) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Kiritshenkella cellulosa Ezzat, 1962, Kiritshenkella fushanensis Borchsenius, 1960, Kiritshenkella sacchari Williams, 1970, Kiritshenkella shirakensis Hadzibejli, 1960, Kiritshenkella stataria Borchsenius, 1948, Pseudantonina fushanensis Borchsenius, 1958, Ripersia cellulosa.... Common name: Mealybug.
  • Lepisma saccharina Linnaeus, 1758 
    Family: Lepismatidae

    Synonyms: Forbicina plana Geoffrey, 1762, Lepisma quercetorum Wygodzinsky, 1945, Lepisma semicylindrica De Geer, 1782, Lepisma vulgaris Scopoli, 1763. Common name: silverfish.
  • Leptosphaeria sacchari Breda de Haan 1892 
    Family: Leptosphaeriaceae

    Common name: ring spot disease (sugarcane).
  • Miscanthus sacchariflorus (Maxim.) Benth. 
    Family: Poaceae

    Common names: silver banner grass, pampas grass, Silver plume grass, Amur silver grass.
  • Neomaskellia bergii (Signoret, 1868) 
    Family: Aleyrodidae

    Synonyms: Aleurodes bergii Signoret, 1868, Aleurodes comata Maskell, 1896, Aleurodes sacchari Maskell, 1890. Common name: sugarcane whitefly.
  • Opogona sacchari (Bojer, 1856) 
    Family: Tineidae

    Synonyms: Alucita sacchari Bojer, 1856, Gelechia ligniferella Walker, 1875, Gelechia sanctaehelenae Walker, 1875, Laverna plumipes Butler, 1876, Tinea subcervinella Walker, 1863. Common names: sugarcane moth, banana moth.
  • Perkinsiella saccharicida Kirkaldy, 1903 
    Family: Delphacidae

    Common names: sugarcane planthopper, sugarcane delphacid, Sugarcane leafhopper.
  • Phaenacantha saccharicida (Karsch, 1888) 
    Family: Colobathristidae

    Synonym: Colobathristes saccharicida Karsch, 1888. Common names: sugarcane bug, Sugarcane red bug.
  • Phyllachora sacchari Henn. 1902 
    Family: Phyllachoraceae

    Synonyms: Phyllachora andropogonicola, Phyllachora rottboelliae, Phyllachora sacchari-aegyptiacae, Phyllachora sorghi.
  • Pseudococcus saccharicola Takahashi, 1928 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Common name: yellowish sugarcane mealybug.
  • Pulvinaria iceryi (Signoret, 1869) 
    Family: Coccidae

    Synonyms: Coccus iceryi Tao et al., 1983, Lecanium iceryi Signoret, 1869, Pulvinaria gasteralpha Signoret, 1873, Pulvinaria iceryi Ben-Dov, 1993, Pulvinaria iceryi Fernald, 1903, Pulvinaria lepida Brain, 1920, saccharipulvinaria iceryi Tao et al., 1983. Common name: Pulvinaria scale.

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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.

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.

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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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