• Bloomberg


A Canadian researcher has discovered a new species of moth native to Southern California and Baja California. The insect, which measures just over a centimeter wide, is visually striking. Golden flakes cover its head, which the researcher likens to the hairdo of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Hence the new species’ name: Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.

The insect is distinguishable from a related species, Neopalpa neonata, by the blondness of its head flakes, the orange-yellow coloration of its forewing and the morphology of its genitals.

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