Proposed Common Names

The following new insect common names were recently approved by the ESA Committee on Common Names and are being submitted to the ESA membership for comment. Please submit any comments to Katherine Parys, the committee chair, at Katherine.Parys@ARS.USDA.GOV. For more information, click on the names below.

The following common names are also being considered and comments from ESA members are welcome until April 6, 2017:

Proposed new common name: buffalograss webworm
Scientific name: Surattha indentella Kearfott
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae

Proposed new common name: rice stem stink bug
Scientific name: Tibraca limbativentris Stal
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Pentatomidae

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