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Scientists name moth species after Donald Trump

A newly discovered insect appears to have the President-elect's ‘golden flake hairstyle.'
Vazrick Nazari, Getty Images

’Hours before Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as 45th POTUS, Canadian evolutionary biologist and systematist Dr. Vazrick Nazari named a new moth species in his honor. The newly discovered insect bears the name of ‘Neopalpa donaldtrumpi’ because it appears to share the same vivid “yellowish-white” hair-do of the President-elect.

"The specific epithet is selected because of the resemblance of the scales on the frons (head) of the moth to Mr. Trump’s hairstyle,” says Canadian scientistVazrick Nazari.

 

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