The Eurasian Mealworm is its official name

We received notification that the ESA Governing Board officially approved the common name Eurasian mealworm, and it was added to ESA’s Common Names database on their website.

21 November 2018

 

 

COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME ORDER FAMILY AUTHOR GENUS SPECIES NOTES
dark mealworm Tenebrio obscurus Fabricius COLEOPTERA Tenebrionidae Fabricius Tenebrio obscurus
Eurasian mealworm Opatroides punctulatus COLEOPTERA Tenebrionidae Brulle ́ Opatroides punctulatus
lesser mealworm Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) COLEOPTERA Tenebrionidae (Panzer) Alphitobius diaperinus
yellow mealworm Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus COLEOPTERA Tenebrionidae Linnaeus Tenebrio molito
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