DATE : Wednesday 18 January 2017 - 19:36
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Insect Named After Donald Trump+Photos

Biologists have named a new species of insect after Donald Trump, the president-elect of

Insect Named After Donald Trump+Photos

Caspian International News Agency– Vazrick Nazari, a Canadian biologists in a research paper has reported that a new species of moth has been discovered recently, and he has named it Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.

In his article, published in the ZooKeys journal, this biologist has said that while investigating a collection of moths in science centers in Canada and US, has discovered this new species.

The scientist has said that he has named this moth after Donald Trump because of the resemblance of the scales on the head of the moth to Mr. Trump’s hairstyle.

Ironically, the habitat of this moth is a region between Mexico and US, the place where Trump intends to build a wall.

The wings of this moth is 1 centimeter wide and there is not much difference between the male and female. The other special characteristic of this moth is its strangely shaped genitalia.

New species of animals are usually named after their discoverer. However, some animals and plants are named after famous people.

Last month, the Zookeys journal reported that a kind of fish has been discovered in Hawaii, which was named after Obama. Seven animal species have been named after Obama so far.

(Translating by Negar Lotfi)



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