Proposed Common Names

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 Katherine Parys, the committee chair, at Katherine.Parys@ARS.USDA.GOV, by November 13, 2017. For more information, click on the names below.

Proposed common name: ghost ant
Scientific name: Tapinoma melanocephalum (Fabricius)
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae

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