The Common Names Committee (CNC) is a standing committee that facilitates the development of, and standardization of, common names for the WFIWC, for submission to the Entomological Society of America (ESA) and the Entomological Society of Canada (ESC). If you are interested in becoming a Committee member, please contact one of the co-chairs. Current CNC members:
During the 2005 WFIWC meeting, new CNC Rules of Order were adopted that take into consideration the availability of new technologies, and the appropriateness in submitting the names to both the Entomological Society of America (ESA) and the Entomological Society of Canada (ESC).
Information on submissions of new names or changes in current ESA or ESC common names is detailed in the new CNC Rules of Order and related links. You may also view past submissions or review current submissions.
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We support current efforts to update Western Forest Insects (Furniss, R.L.; Carolin, V.M.. 1977, reprinted in 1992. USDA Forest Service. Misc. Publ. 1339. 654p.). Here we provide information on how to find official English common names, and how to submit proposals for common names where warranted ones are lacking. Specific resources include:
a list of common names currently used in Western Forest Insects (WFI) but not considered official;
assistance with questions about common names encountered while updating text in WFI; and a protocol and form to facilitate submission warranted common names.
View past submissions, current submissions, or
a list of unapproved Western Forest Insect common names
(this list was last updated January, 2008)
Download a blank submission form (MSWord format, updated March 9, 2011)
This webpage was last updated on May 2, 2012.
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