Biology

New ‘Donald Trump Moth’ Has Golden Hair And Tiny Genitals

Jan 18, 2017 at 5:36 PM ET

Researchers have honored Donald Trump by naming a new species of moth after him. Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, which is native to Southern California, has yellow and white scales on its head and remind biologists of the president-elect’s signature hairdo. Another distinctive trait is the moth’s unique male genitalia, which is “comparatively smaller” than similar species. Biologists say its small genitals did not influence the naming process. They hope that by hitching the tiny moth to the 45th president’s star, they will raise awareness about threats to the little guy’s delicate environment. Kudos to you biologists, for finally bringing moths into the mainstream.