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"Border Wall" Moth: New Species Named after Trump

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Neopalpa male heads
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Evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari discovered a new species of moth in 2017 which he named Neopalpa donaldtrumpi after President Donald Trump. The insect can only be found on the coastal border area between the United States and Mexico, and its distinguishing features include a mop of bright yellow scales on the top of its orange-yellow head; its body is white.

"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. The specific epithet is selected because of the resemblance of the scales on the frons (head) of the moth to Mr. Trump's hairstyle."

Reports by LGBTQ Nation that the other defining feature of the moth was "an unusually small penis" have not been corroborated. However, you can check out the pictures of the male moth's genitalia here, and decide for yourself.

 

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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