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.

Two 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 by November 2, 2014, to Whitney Cranshaw, the committee chair, at To view the proposed common names, click on the names below.

Proposed common name: Hemp russet mite
Scientific name: Aculops cannabicola (Farkas)
Order: Acari
Family: Eriophyidae

Proposed common name: Kudzu bug
Scientific name: Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius)
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Plataspidae