The following new insect common names were recently approved by the ESA Common Names of Insects Committee and are being submitted to the ESA membership for comment. Please submit any comments via

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Proposed common name: peppered cockroach
Scientific name: Archimandrita tesselata Rehn
Order: Blattodea
Family: Blaberidae
Deadline for comments: May 5, 2023

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