Proposed Common Names

Proposed common names that are approved by the Common Names Committee will be posted here for at least 30 days once the names are e-mailed in the ESA eNews to the membership for comment.


Seven 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 on the followig four by April 26, 2014 to Whitney Cranshaw, the committee chair, at Whitney.Cranshaw@ColoState.EDU

Comment on these by the deadline of April 26, 2014:

Proposed common name: Indian meal moth
Scientific name: Plodia interpunctella (Hübner)
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae

Proposed common name: Virginia creeper leafhopper
Scientific name: Erythroneura ziczac Walsh
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Cicadellidae

Proposed common name: Virginia creeper sphinx
Scientific name: Darapsa myron (Cramer)
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae