Proposed Common Names

The following new insect 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 ESA Common Names Committee via pubs@entsoc.org by March 27. For more information, click on the name below.

Proposed common name: black salt marsh mosquito
Scientific name: Aedes (Ochlerotatus) taeniorhynchus (Wiedemann)
Order: Diptera
Family: Culicidae

The following new insect common names were also 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 ESA Common Names Committee via pubs@entsoc.org by April 1. For more information, click on the name below.

Proposed common name: Allard’s ground cricket
Scientific name: Allonemobius allardi (Alexander & Thomas 1959)
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Gyrillidae

Proposed common name: Allard’s tree cricket
Scientific name: Oecanthus allardi Walker and Gurney
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Gyrillidae

The following proposals for removal of insect names from the ESA Common Names database 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 ESA Common Names Committee via pubs@entsoc.org by April 25. For more information, click on the common names listed below.

Proposed common name: columbine leafminer complex
Scientific name: Phytomyza spp. (Phytomyza aquilegiana Frost, P. aquilegivora Spenser, and P. columbinae Sehgal)
Order: Diptera
Family: Agromyzidae

Proposed common name: larkspur leafminer complex
Scientific name: Phytomyza spp. (Phytomyza aconti Hendel, P. delphiniae Frost, and P. delphinivora Spenser)
Order: Diptera
Family: Agromyzidae

 

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