The Trump era has officially begun. Together with the addition of the name Trump in the list of America's presidents, zoology too, adds the name Trump in the book of new insect species. Scientists named a new species of twirler moth to newly-elected President Donald Trump.
The moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi
, was formally introduced in the latest issue of the journal ZooKeys
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"The discovery of this distinct micro-moth in the densely populated and otherwise zoologically well-studied southern California underscores the importance of conservation of the fragile habitats that still contain undescribed and threatened species, and highlights the paucity of interest in species-level taxonomy of smaller faunal elements in North America," evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari said in a news release.
Biologist Nazari discovered the new species while examining the moth collections of the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Berkeley. Nazari said he named the moth after President Trump in the hope of spreading awareness that there are still emerging new species in the United States.
Also, because the moth's yellowish white scales on the head look like President Trump's hair. Cute.
"By naming this species after the 45th President of the United States, I hope to bring some public attention to, and interest in, the importance of alpha-taxonomy in better understanding the neglected micro-fauna component of the North American biodiversity," Nazari told the UPI
President Trump may feel flattered when he hears this news. Can't wait to see his reaction.