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"Border Wall" Moth: New Species Named after Trump

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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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why!? Why do that to a poor moth? Name it wallborderii or something NOT mentioning the name of that narcissistic megalomaniac dictator wannabe. Why glorify that name any more attention than he deserves? He thrives on attention - negative or positive. What if we just paid attention in PRIVATE and worked hard to expose his crimes; but stopped talking about him all the time? He would probably implode if his attention ratings suddenly dropped.

Ohhhhhh! ROFL! you got me on that one! is it April Fools yet? (i left my knee-jerk reaction up here for more comic relief.)

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Wait... this is serious? Not a hoax or a joke?

Now I'm really confused.

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LOL, well the moth naming part is actually genuine news! Yepper, that poor moth is named after the trump .... (LGBTQ Nation actually reported the , ahem, substandard penis info, but that is apparently not true, at least as far as the moth is concerned!! ;-)

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Hang on a minute before dissing the size measurements. I have surfed the web before looking at bug porn so I was not horrified when it was suggested that, on this nice Monday morning, that I surf the web for photos of a poor moth's naughty parts. The moth penis shown on the recommended site scales to about 300 micrometers long, which I would really considered to be 300 micrometers short Just ask a whale.


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LOL!

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Just what is the Lefts' obsession with penis size?

Projection?

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Just interested if it is fake news.

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The abstract certainly appears to be scientific, and the new species is listed on wikipedia (the source of the photo). ;-)

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I didn't mean that, this was about Kurt's comment.

Anyway, should we detain the moth when it comes from Mexico?

There is an ICE for it.

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LOL, it doesn't seem to be an obsession, just a response to Trumps bizarre comments on the subject during the presidential debates. Hard to live that kind of thing down!

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Hairstyle celebrated

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