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.


There are currently no common names open for comments.

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 June 7, 2014 to Whitney Cranshaw, the committee chair, at Whitney.Cranshaw@ColoState.EDU. To view the proposed common names, click here.

Proposed common name: Johnson green lacewing
Scientific name: Chrysoperla johnsoni Henry, Wells and Pupedis
Order: Neuroptera
Family: Chrysopidae

Proposed common name: pantropical huntsman spider
Scientific name: Heteropoda venatoria (Linnaeus)
Order: Araneae
Family: Sparassidae