Proposed Common Names

The proposed common name was recently approved by the ESA Committee on Common Names and is being submitted to the ESA membership for comment. Please submit any comments to the committee via pubs@entsoc.org by April 8, 2020. For more information, click on the name below.

Proposed common name: flatheaded hackberry borer
Scientific name: Agrilus macer (LeConte)
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Buprestidae

The proposed common name was recently approved by the ESA Committee on Common Names and is being submitted to the ESA membership for comment. Please submit any comments to the committee via pubs@entsoc.org by April 27, 2020. For more information, click on the name below.

Proposed common name: crypt gall wasp
Scientific name: Bassettia pallida (Ashmead 1896)
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Cynipidae

The proposed common names below 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 the committee via pubs@entsoc.org by April 30, 2020. For more information, click on the names below.

Proposed common name: eastern dobsonfly
Scientific name: Corydalus cornutus (L.). NOTE: This species is currently associated with the common name "dobsonfly" in the ESA common names list; this proposal would update the name associated with this species. 
Order: Megaloptera
Family: Corydalidae

Proposed common name: western dobsonfly
Scientific name: Corydalus texanus Banks
Order: Megaloptera
Family: Corydalidae

Proposed common name: northern walkingstick NOTE: This species is currently associated with the common name "walkingstick" in the ESA common names list; this proposal would update the name associated with this species. 
Scientific name: Diapheromera femorata (Say)​​​​​​​
Order: Diapheromeridae
Family: Phasmatodea

Proposed common name: giant walkingstick
Scientific name: Megaphasma denticrus (Stål)​​​​​​​
Order: Diapheromeridae
Family: Phasmatodea​​​​​​​

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