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A total of 42 results were found at 12:02 on 28th May 2023 when searching for vitis.


  • Allorhizobium vitis (Ophel and Kerr 1990) Mousavi et al. 2016 
    Family: Rhizobiaceae

    Synonyms: Agrobacterium vitis Ophel & Kerr 1990, Rhizobium vitis (Ophel & Kerr 1990) Young et al. 2001.
  • Amblycerus vitis (Schaeffer, 1907) 
    Family: Chrysomelidae

    Common name: Arizona grape bruchid.
  • Aulacaspis vitis (Green, 1896) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Aulacaspis vitis Takagi, 1985, Chionaspis vitis Green, 1896, Phenacaspis vitis Takahashi, 1942, Poliaspis vitis Lindinger, 1943, Trichomytilus vitis Lindinger, 1933. Common names: hard scale, Armoured scale.
  • Brevipalpus californicus (Banks, 1904) 
    Family: Tenuipalpidae

    Synonyms: Tenuipalpus australis Tucker, 1926, Tenuipalpus californicus Banks, 1904, Tenuipalpus vitis Womersley, 1940. Common names: scarlet mite of tea red flat mite, citrus flat mite, Bunch mite.
  • Calepitrimerus vitis (Nalepa, 1905) 
    Family: Eriophyidae

    Synonyms: Epitrimerus vitis Nalepa, 1905, Phyllocoptes vitis Nalepa, 1905. Common names: vine curl mite, grape rust mite, grape leaf mite, Grape leaf rust mite.
  • Cissus alata Jacq. 
    Family: Vitaceae

    Synonyms: Cissus rhombifolia Vahl, vitis rhombifolia (Vahl) Baker. Common name: grape ivy.
  • Colomerus vitis (Pagenstecher, 1857) 
    Family: Eriophyidae

    Synonym: Phytoptus vitis Pagenstecher, 1857. Common names: leaf mite, grape erineum mite grape gall mite, grape bud mite, grape blister mite, erineum, Grape leaf blister mite.
  • Erythraspides vitis (Harris) 
    Family: Tenthredinidae

    Common name: grape sawfly.
  • Erythroneura vitis (Harris, 1831) 
    Family: Cicadellidae

    Synonyms: Erythroneura (Erythroneura) vitis (Harris, 1831), Erythroneura comes venusta McAtee, 1920, Erythroneura vitis corona McAtee, 1920, Erythroneura vitis flava Robinson, 1924, Tettigonia vitis Harris, 1831. Common name: leafhopper.
  • Hebata (Signatasca) vitis (Gothe, 1875) 
    Family: Cicadellidae

    Synonyms: Chloria flavescens (Flor, 1861), Chlorita apicalis Norman, 1879, Chlorita aurantiaca Fieber, 1872, Chlorita aurantiaca Lethierry, 1880, Chlorita flavecens Flor, 1861, Chlorita flavescens (Flor, 1861), Chlorita flavescens subvaria Rey, 1894, Chlorita flavesceus Flor, 1861, Chlorita flavesecns.... Common names: green frogfly, Small green leafhopper.
  • Lasioptera vitis Osten Sacken, 1862 
    Family: Cecidomyiidae

    Common name: grape tomato gall midge.
  • Margarodes vitis (Philippi, 1884) 
    Family: Margarodidae

    Synonyms: Heterodera vitis Philippi, 1884, Margarodes trilobitum Reed, 1895, Margarodes vitium Cockerell, 1902, Margarodes vitium Costa, 1924, Margarodes vitium Giard, 1894, Margarodes vitium Schmutterer et al., 1957, Sphaeraspis vitis Jakubski, 1965. Common name: grape ground pearl.
  • Moraxella bovis Bovre 1979 
    Family: Moraxellaceae

    Common names: pink eye, keratoconjunctivitis, Contagious opthalmia.
  • Moraxella ovis Bovre 1968 
    Family: Moraxellaceae

    Common names: pink eye, keratoconjunctivitis, Contagious opthalmia.
  • Nippoptilia vitis Sasaki, 1913 
    Family: Pterophoridae

    Common names: small grape plume moth, Grape plume moth.
  • Oligonychus vitis Zaher & Shehata, 1965 
    Family: Tetranychidae

    Common name: Table grape red mite.
  • Phakopsora euvitis Y. Ono 2000 
    Family: Phakopsoraceae

    Common name: leaf rust (grapevines).
  • Planococcus ficus (Signoret, 1875) 
    Family: Pseudococcidae

    Synonyms: Coccus vitis Borchsenius, 1949, Coccus vitis Lindinger, 1912, Dactylopius ficus Borchsenius, 1949, Dactylopius ficus Signoret, 1875, Dactylopius subterraneus Hempel, 1901, Dactylopius vitis Signoret, 1875, Planococcus citrioides Ferris, 1950,.... Common name: Japanese mealybug.
  • Pseudocercospora vitis (Lév.) Speg. 1910

    Synonyms: Cercospora viticola, Cercospora vitis, Cladosporium viticola, Cladosporium viticolum, Cladosporium vitis, Isariopsis vitis, Mycosphaerella personata, Phaeoisariopsis vitis, Septonema vitis. Common names: leaf blight, Isariopsis leaf spot (grapevines).
  • Pulvinaria vitis (Linnaeus, 1758) 
    Family: Coccidae

    Synonyms: Calypticus spumosus Costa, 1829, Chermes carpini Olivier, 1792, Chermes crataegi Olivier, 1792, Coccus betulae Linnaeus, 1758, Coccus carpini Linnaeus, 1758, Coccus crataegi Linnaeus, 1766, Coccus oxyacanthae Linnaeus, 1758, Coccus salicis Fitch, 1851, Coccus vitis Linnaeus,.... Common name: cottony maple scale.

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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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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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