Western Australian Organism List

The Western Australian Organism List (WAOL) database allows you to search for organisms declared under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act). It is not a complete list of all organisms in Western Australia or their attributes. Use the database to find the legal status of organisms, control requirements, declared pest species and more.

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A total of 26 results were found at 22:57 on 22nd July 2024 when searching for unicolor.


  • Acleris fimbriana Thunberg, 1791 
    Family: Tortricidae

    Synonyms: Acalla albistrigana Petersen, 1924, Acleris costistrigana Obraztsov, 1957, Acleris fasciana Obraztsov, 1957, Acleris unicolorana Obraztsov, 1957, Peronea crocopepla Meyrick, 1922, Peronea tephromorpha Meyrick, 1930, Teras pulverana Herrich-Schäffer, 1849, Tortrix lubricana.... Common name: fruit tree tortrix.
  • Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758) 
    Family: Sphingidae

    Synonyms: Agrius convolvuli fuscosignata Tutt, 1904, Agrius convolvuli grisea Tutt, 1904, Agrius convolvuli intermedia Tutt, 1904, Agrius convolvuli major Tutt, 1904, Agrius convolvuli minor Tutt, 1904, Agrius convolvuli obscura Tutt, 1904, Agrius convolvuli suffusa Tutt, 1904, Agrius convolvuli.... Common name: convolvulus hawkmoth.
  • Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann, 1830) 
    Family: Tephritidae

    Synonyms: Anastrepha acidusaeformis Blanchard, 1961, Anastrepha acidusiformis Rosillo, 1953, Anastrepha braziliensis Greene, 1934, Anastrepha costa-bukmanii Capoor, 1954, Anastrepha costa-rukmanii Capoor, 1954, Anastrepha costaruckmanii Foote, 1967, Anastrepha costarukmanii Capoor, 1954, Anastrepha.... Common name: South American fruit fly.
  • Anzora unicolor (Walker, 1862) 
    Family: Flatidae

    Synonyms: Massila unicolor Walker, 1862, Sephena cinerea Kirkaldy, 1906. Common name: Grey planthopper.
  • Atesta angasii (Pascoe, 1864) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Phoracantha angasii Pascoe, 1864, Phoracantha angasii unicolor Carter, 1929.
  • Baliosus pectoralis (Baly, 1864) 
    Family: Chrysomelidae

    Synonyms: Lema pectoralis Baly, 1867, Lema pectoralis unicolor Clark, 1966.
  • Byturus unicolor Say, 1823 
    Family: Bytruidae

    Synonym: Byturus bakeri Barber, 1942. Common name: Raspberry fruitworm.
  • Cervus unicolor 
    Family: Cervidae

    Synonym: Cervus unicolour. Common name: Sambar deer.
  • Coleotichus costatus (Fabricius, 1787) 
    Family: Scutelleridae

    Synonyms: Cimex costatus Fabricius, 1787, Cimex unicolor Dallas, 1851, Coleotichus pallidus van Vollenhoven, 1863.
  • Crotalus unicolor 
    Family: Viperidae

    Common name: Aruba Island Rattlesnake.
  • Cyanoramphus unicolor 
    Family: Psittacidae

    Common name: Antipodes Green Parakeet.
  • Eisenia andrei Bouche, 1972 
    Family: Lumbricidae

    Synonyms: Eisenia fetida andrei Bouché, 1972, Eisenia unicolor (André, 1963). Common name: Red tiger worm.
  • Eleale aspera Newman, 1841 
    Family: Cleridae

    Synonyms: Chalciclerus unicolor Spinola, 1844, Eleale rugosa Newman, 1842, Trichodes herbaceus Hombron et Jacquinot, 1844.
  • Haplothrips (Trybomiella) nigricornis Bagnall, 1910 
    Family: Phlaeothripidae

    Synonym: Haplothrips unicolor Bagnall, 1919. Common name: Thrips.
  • Haworthia unicolor Poelln. 
    Family: Aloeaceae

  • 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.
  • Lachenalia unicolor Jacq. 
    Family: Liliaceae

  • Lichenostomus unicolor 
    Family: Meliphagidae

    Common name: White-gaped Honeyeater.
  • Malacosoma neustria Linnaeus, 1758 
    Family: Lasiocampidae

    Synonyms: Bombyx bilineatus Haworth, 1900, Bombyx unicolor Cyrillo, 1787, Clisiocampa testacea Motschulsky, 1860, Dendrolimus formosana Matsumura, 1927, Malacosoma alba Closs, 1913, Malacosoma annularis Geoffroy, 1785, Malacosoma bicolor Sibille, 1927, Malacosoma brevipennis Lempke, 1960,.... Common name: Lackey moth.
  • Malacosoma parallela Staudinger, 1887 
    Family: Lasiocampidae

    Synonyms: Bombyx pyri Scopoli, 1763, Malacosoma ochracea Closs & Hannemann, 1917, Malacosoma quercina Selys, 1857, Malacosoma quercus Esper, 1790, Malacosoma rufa Closs, 1913, Malacosoma rufa-confluens Tutt, 1900, Malacosoma rufa-fracta Tutt, 1900, Malacosoma rufa-unicolor Tutt, 1900,.... Common name: mountain ring silk moth.

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Legal status

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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If the species you are interested in is not listed on WAOL you may request to have it assessed. Please contact the Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) on (08) 9368 3080 or email padis@dpird.wa.gov.au, and they will transfer you to the relevant person.