A tiny moth with a blonde comb over, named for President Donald J Trump

Main report: Newly discovered moth species shares striking resemblance with Trump
(The Globe and Mail)
Other Reporting: Sciency Thoughts Blog
Scientific Paper: Zookeys    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Neopalpa donaldtrumpi Nazari
Species named for: President Donald J Trump
Categories: Celebrity Taxa | Insects | New Species
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Vazrick Nazari, an entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, discovered a species of twirler moth with bright yellow scales that sit like a cap atop the insect’s tiny head.   Dr. Nazari has dubbed the species Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.  The reason for this choice of name is to bring wider public attention to the need to continue protecting fragile habitats in the US that still contain many undescribed species.

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