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Neopalpa Donaldtrumpi: Canadian Biologist Names New Endangered Moth Specie After Donald Trump

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January 19, 2017 – Neopalpa Donaldtrumpi: New Endangered Moth Insect Named After Donald Trump Because Of Similar Hairstyle

Canadian Biologist Names New Endangered Moth Specie After Donald Trump

Hours to his swearing-in, a new endangered species of moth has been named in honour of President-elect, Donald Trump, by scientist because the insect shares his hairstyle.

The new moth, officially described as “Neopalpa donaldtrumpi”, stands out with yellowish-white scales present on the head in adults, according to the research published in the journal ZooKeys.

It was in these scales that evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari from Ottawa, Canada found an amusing reference to Trump’s hairstyle and turned it into an additional justification for its name.

“With its hair tufts, its presence in U.S. and Mexico, and its fragile habitat that needs conservation, I really did not have any choice with this one other than to name the moth after Mr President-elect himself,” Mr. Nazari said.

neopalpa donaldtrumpi

Mr Nazari said he also chose the name to bring awareness to conservation challenges.



  1. Metu Nyetu

    January 19, 2017 at 10:40 PM

    I HOPE that Donald Trump is not equally endangered.

  2. fifelomo

    January 20, 2017 at 12:34 AM

    Not a bad idea, hahahahahah.

  3. Big Aunty Koks

    January 20, 2017 at 6:18 AM

    The hairstyle does remind one of the other sha….. And even the facial expression in the photo used. When Obama became president thing and people were named after him all around the world so this instance is normal also.

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