Feature Images

Species image
Scientific Name
Image Options
Petrolisthes elongatus
Head front male
Lateral view worker
Mouthparts - ventral view
Lateral female view
Lateral egg view
Lateral egg view (scale bar 0.25 mm)
Host symptoms - fruit
Scanning electron micrograph
Host symptoms
Light micrograph
Feeding tentacles
Head front Image - Male
Head front - Female

PaDIL – High quality images and Information tools designed for
Biosecurity and Biodiversity.

Biosecurity and Biodiversity : protecting against invasive pests and diseases and discovery of native species.

The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has taken over responsibility for maintaining PaDIL during 2017 pending the development of a Business Plan to determine its future role and viability.

During this period, please email for all PaDIL related enquiries.


Australian Biosecurity

The Pests and Diseases Image Library helps protect against invasive threats to Australia's economy, environment, human health and amenity.

Barrow Island QIM

The Barrow Island PaDIL website is unique in that it presents an entire island’s known invertebrate fauna. We use this resource to assist with the active Quarantine Incursion Management (QIM) on Barrow Island.

New Zealand Biosecurity

The New Zealand Biosecurity image library is a collaborative effort between the Ministry for Primary Industries and Landcare Research New Zealand. The purpose of this library is to detect pests and diseases found on fresh produce imports from around the world at New Zealand Borders.

Seed Library

AQIS Seed Library

Smut Fungi of Australia

The Smut Fungi of Australia is an interactive guide for the 300 species of plant pathogenic smut fungi (Ustilaginomycetes) known from Australia.

Thailand Biosecurity

This website is to assist with the identification of Pests and Diseases that are of concern to the Biosecurity of Thailand.

Plant Biosecurity Toolbox

The Plant Biosecurity Toolbox (PBT) provides detailed, web-based diagnostic protocols and information sheets to assist with the rapid identification of exotic plant pests and diseases and management in the event of an incursion.

Contingency Plans

The Contingency Plans (CP) provide web-based diagnostic information to assist with the rapid identification of exotic plant pests and diseases, but differ from the PBT in that in the management advice offered for the initial period just after an incursion has been verified.

Remote Microscope Diagnostics

Remote Microscope Diagnostics or RMD facilitates pest identification by connecting microscopes with computers over the internet - users share live images with experts in real time around the world.




Australian Pollinators

Pollinators helps to understand the Australian native bee Biodiversity and their interaction with the native and exotic flora.

BowerBird – access to a shared,
socially networked workspace.

BowerBird Options
Go to BowerBird
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way to find something in PaDIL.