Insect Trump

A new species of moth discovered in the United States (US) has been named after Donald Trump, who took over as President of the US on January 20.  A Canadian biologist named Vazrick Nazari made the discovery when going over moth specimens at a museum when he realized that some of them were different from known species.

The new moth, which has been named Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, is tiny and has wings that are only around one centimeter long. It has orange-yellow and brown wings, and sports bright yellow scales on its head. It’s these scales that inspired the comparison with Trump who has a similar hair colour. The moth is found in Southern California in the United States (US) as well as in Mexico.