Western Australian Organism List

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A total of 20 results were found at 19:47 on 8th June 2023 when searching for spinosus.


  • Acanthus spinosus L. 
    Family: Acanthaceae

    Synonyms: Acanthus caroli-alexandri Hausskn., Acanthus spinosissimus Pers.. Common names: spiny bear's breech, spine acanthus, bear's breech.
  • Amaranthus spinosus L. 
    Family: Amaranthaceae

    Common names: spring pigweed, spiny pigweed, spiny amaranth, phak khom nam, needle burr, bledo macho.
  • Carobius spinosus New, 1988 
    Family: Hemerobiidae

    Common name: Brown lacewing.
  • Cormocephalus aurantiipes (Newport, 1844) 
    Family: Scolopendridae

    Synonyms: Cormocephalus aurantiipes spinosus Haase, 1887, Cormocephalus brevispinatus L. Koch, 1867, Cormocephalus distinguendus Haase, 1887, Cormocephalus exiguus Meinert, 1885, Cormocephalus gracilis Kohlrausch, 1881, Cormocephalus lamprus Chamberlin, 1920, Cormocephalus marginatus.... Common name: orange footed centipede.
  • Diaspidiotus ancylus (Putnam, 1878) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Abgrallaspis comstocki Balachowsky, 1953, Abgrallaspis howardi Balachowsky, 1953, Aspidiella comstocki MacGillivray, 1921, Aspidiella pseudospinosa MacGillivray, 1921, Aspidiotus (Aspidiella) comstocki Leonardi, 1900, Aspidiotus (Aspidiella) townsendi Leonardi, 1898, Aspidiotus (Diaspidiotus).... Common names: maple leaf Aspidiotus, maple bark louse, falsa escama de San Jose, Putnam's scale, Putnam scale, Howard scale.
  • Eleutherococcus spinosus (L. f.) S. Y. Hu 
    Family: Araliaceae

  • Encephalartos trispinosus (Hook.) R.A.Dyer 
    Family: Zamiaceae

  • Frankliniella bispinosa (Morgan, 1913) 
    Family: Thripidae

    Synonyms: Euthrips masoni Watson, 1919, Euthrips projectus Watson, 1915, Euthrips tritici bispinosus Morgan, 1913. Common name: None known.
  • Graminella sonora (Ball, 1900) 
    Family: Cicadellidae

    Synonyms: Amplicephalus sonorus (Ball, 1900), Deltocephalus signatifrons DeLong, 1916, Deltocephalus sonorae Ball, 1900, Deltocephalus sonorous Ball, 1900, Deltocephalus sonorus Ball, 1900, Deltocephalus spinosus Gibson, 1919. Common name: Grass leafhopper.
  • Lepinotus patruelis Pearman, 1931 
    Family: Trogiidae

    Synonym: Heterolepinotus quadrispinosus Obr, 1948. Common name: Booklouse.
  • Leptopius spinosus (FĂ„hraeus, 1842) 
    Family: Curculionidae

    Synonyms: Leptops spineus Schoenherr, 1842, Leptops spinosus Schoenherr, 1842.
  • Macrodactylus subspinosus (Fabricius, 1775) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonyms: Macrodactylus barbatus Fitch, 1863, Macrodactylus polyphagus Burmeister, 1855, Melolontha subspinosus Fabricius, 1775. Common name: Rose chafer.
  • Neoseiulus longispinosus (Evans, 1952) 
    Family: Phytoseiidae

    Synonym: Typhlodromus longispinosus Evans, 1952.
  • Orthorhinus cylindrirostris (Fabricius, 1775) 
    Family: Curculionidae

    Synonyms: Curculio cylindrirostris Fabricius, 1775, Curculio innubus Herbst, 1795, Curculio sexspinosus Donovan, 1805, Orthorhinus cylindrirostris albiceps Lea, 1898, Orthorhinus cylindrirostris pomicola Lea, 1898, Orthorhinus euchromus Fairmaire, 1883, Orthorhinus longimanus Boisduval,.... Common name: Elephant weevil.
  • Paradasynus spinosus Hsiao, 1963 
    Family: Coreidae

    Common name: coreid bug.
  • 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.
  • Rhaphithamnus spinosus (Juss.) Moldenke 
    Family: Verbenaceae

  • Ripersiella kondonis Kuwana, 1923 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Rhizoecus kondonis Ben-Dov, 1994, Rhizoecus spinosus McKenzie, 1960, Ripersiella kondonis Matile-Ferrero, 1976, Ripersiella spinosus Matile-Ferrero, 1976. Common name: Florida ground mealybug.
  • Xyleborinus saxesenii (Ratzeburg, 1837) 
    Family: Curculionidae

    Synonyms: Bostrichus saxesenii Ratzeburg, 1837, Tomicus decolor Boieldieu, 1859, Tomicus dohrnii Wollaston, 1854, Xyleborinus librocedri Swaine, 1934, Xyleborinus tsugae Swaine, 1934, Xyleborus aesculi Ferrari, 1867, Xyleborus arbuti Hopkins, 1915, Xyleborus cinctipennis Schedl, 1980, Xyleborus.... Common name: Fruit-tree pinhole borer.
  • Xylobosca bispinosa (Macleay, 1872) 
    Family: Bostrichidae

    Synonyms: Bostrychus bispinosus Macleay, 1872, Rhizopertha elongatula Macleay, 1872. Common name: Twospined auger beetle.

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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.

Permitted - s11

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.

Declared Pest - s22(2)

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.

Control categories

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.

C2 Eradication

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.

Keeping categories

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.

Restricted keeping

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.

Exempt keeping

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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