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California scientist names moth species after Donald Trump

California scientist names moth species after Donald Trump

A scientist in California has named a newly discovered moth species after President-elect Donald Trump, saying the white and yellow scales on the insect's head are reminiscent of Trump's blond hairdo.

The moth was named Neopalpa donaldtrumpi by evolutionary biologist Dr. Vazrick Nazari, who discovered it while dissecting moths and noticing that three specimens had a distinct wing pattern and unique DNA profile, the Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday.

He chose the name in part to bring awareness to fragile habitats that may contain undiscovered species. The moths have been found in two Southern...

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