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Trump has a new species of moth named after him: Neopalpa donaldtrumpi

Monday, January 23rd 2017 - 19:53 UTC
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The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi has been named after Trump's due to the striking physical resemblance between the moth's yellow and white scales and his hair. The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi has been named after Trump's due to the striking physical resemblance between the moth's yellow and white scales and his hair.

What has a scaly-looking head of gold? Well, Donald Trump, of course... but also a moth. The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a new species of tiny moth, has been named after the president-elect due to the striking physical resemblance between the moth's yellow and white scales and Trump's hair.

 The centimeter-wide moth, discovered by Canadian biologist and researcher, Vazrick Nazari, may have been named after Trump “to bring wider public attention to the need to continue protecting fragile habitats in the U.S.,” but we have a feeling he might not be too happy about his new namesake.

Why? For starters, the species, which was found in southern California, is present as far south as Baja California, Mexico. You know, the Mexico that Trump wants to pay for a “Great Wall” bordering America to prevent immigration?

The study also showed that the Neopalpa donaldtrumpi has, “comparatively smaller” male genitalia than its relative, the Neopalpa neonata.

In addition to the Trump moth, a Trump caterpillar was discovered last year. Back in September 2016, the flannel moth caterpillar (aka the Trumpapillar,) found in the Peruvian Amazon, was also named after Trump for its striking resemblance to his Velveeta strands.

 

Categories: Politics, United States.

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  • Marti Llazo

    I hear that science has named a heretofore unknown subspecies of weasel after Ms Clinton.

    Jan 23rd, 2017 - 10:04 pm +2
  • Voice

    You've not heard of the Marti Llazo snake then...?
    It's hostile to it's surroundings...

    Jan 23rd, 2017 - 11:26 pm +1
  • Captain Poppy

    ML....Trump is out of toilet paper.....would you mind, he'll give you mouth wash?

    Jan 24th, 2017 - 11:13 am -1
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