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.

This site is currently undergoing an upgrade and may be intermittently unavailable. Plant Health Australia is currently in the process of scoping out and coordinating larger upgrades to the Pest and Disease Image Library (PaDIL).

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


Australian Biosecurity

The Pest and Disease Image Library is a repository of high quality images and information tools designed to assist biosecurity and biodiversity stakeholders.

Australian Pollinators

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

Barrow Island QIM

The Barrow Island PaDIL website is unique in that it presents an entire island’s known invertebrate fauna. This resource is used to assist with 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.

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.

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.




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