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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 by August 31, 2013 to Greg Dahlem, the committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Proposed common name: conehead termite
Scientific name: Nasutitermes corniger (Motschulsky 1855)
Proposed common name: hackberry blistergall psyllid
Scientific name: Pachypsylla celtidisvesiculum Riley
Proposed common name: high noon ant
Scientific name: Forelius pruinosus (Roger)
Proposed common name: mile-a-minute weevil
Scientific name: Rhinoncomimus latipes Korotyaev
Proposed common name: ponderosa pine twig scale
Scientific name: Matsucoccus bisetosus Morrison
Proposed common name: Prescott scale
Scientific name: Matsucoccus vexillorum Morrison
Proposed common name: Rocky Mountain billbug
Scientific name: Sphenophorous cicatristriatus Fahraeus