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. Comments are due by September 28, 2017. For more information, click on the names below.

Proposed common name: Allium leafminer
Scientific name: Phytomyza gymnostoma (Loew)
Order: Diptera
Family: Agromyzidae

Proposed common name: Asian subterranean termite
Scientific name: Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann)
Order: Isoptera
Family: Rhinotermitidae

Proposed common name: salvinia weevil
Scientific name: Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae

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