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 the ESA Committee on Common Names by emailing pubs@entsoc.org

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Proposed common name: redbud seed beetle
Scientific name: Gibbobruchus mimus (Say, 1831)
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae
Deadline for comments: May 30, 2022

Proposed common name: northern giant hornet
Scientific name: Vespa mandarinia (Smith)
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Vespidae
Deadline for comments: June 10, 2022

Proposed common name: southern giant hornet
Scientific name: Vespa soror
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Vespidae
Deadline for comments: June 10, 2022

Proposed common name: yellow-legged hornet
Scientific name: Vespa velutina
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Vespidae
Deadline for comments: June 10, 2022

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