Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms

 

Search for Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms

List Sorted by Common Name (PDF as of 8/1/14)

List Sorted by Scientific Name (PDF as of 8/1/14)

List Sorted by Taxa (PDF as of 8/1/14)

Use and Submission of Common Names

Common Name Proposal Form

Proposed Names

Now exclusively online in a database format, this resource is an essential reference for anyone who works with insects. It includes more than 2,000 common names and is searchable by common name, scientific name, author, order, family, genus, and species.

Interested individuals may propose new common names by submitting the Common Names Proposal Form that is reviewed by the Committee on the Common Names of Insects and voted on by the ESA Governing Board. Detailed information on the submission and approval process is below.

Editorial Board:

Please click here for the current Committee on Common Names.