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 names is April 24, 2015.

Proposed new common name: western ash bark beetle
Scientific name (genus, species, author): Hylesinus californicus (Swaine)
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae: Scolytinae

Proposed new common name: Oregon ash bark beetle
Scientific name (genus, species, author): Hylesinus oregonus (Blackman)
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae: Scolytinae

Proposed new common name: eastern ash bark beetle
Scientific name (genus, species, author): Hylesinus aculeatus (Say)
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae: Scolytinae