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.

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 Whitney Cranshaw, the committee chair, at Whitney.Cranshaw@ColoState.EDU. For more information, click on the names below.

The deadline to comment on the following name is April 4, 2015.

Proposed new common name: African fig fly
Scientific name (genus, species, author): Zaprionus indianus Gupta
Order: Diptera
Family: Drosophilidae

The deadline to comment on the following name is March 20, 2015:

Proposed new common name: pink hibiscus mealybug
Scientific name (genus, species, author): Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Pseudococcidae

The deadline to comment on the following names is March 6, 2015:

Proposed new common name: eastern treehole mosquito
Scientific name (genus, species, author): Aedes triseriatus (Say)
Order: Diptera
Family: Culicidae

Proposed new common name: annual bluegrass weevil
Scientific name (genus, species, author): Listronotus maculicollis (Kirby)
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae