The 45th President of the United States Donald Trump will surely be remembered by the world of Taxonomy! The obsession of Trump has gone too far and even scientists can’t help it because when they see tiny moths or lepidopterans, it reminds them of Donald Trump!!!
Dr Vazrick Nazari, a Californian scientist, has named a newly discovered moth species after President Donald Trump explaining that the white and yellow scales on insect’s head are reminiscent of trump’s hairdo.
Vazrick Nazari discovered the species while going through specimens borrowed from the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California and named the new moth — ”Neopalpa donaldtrumpi” . It is just the second belonging to a genus of twirler moths.
"The reason for this choice of name is to bring wider public attention to the need to continue protecting fragile habitats in the US that still contain many undescribed species," Vazrick mentioned in an article. The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi has been named after the President basically because of the striking physical resemblance between the moth's yellow and white scales and Trump's hair.
With a wingspan of just 7-12 millimetres, these moths can be found in Arizona, California, and Mexico’s Baja California.
Despite the fact that Nazari admits this is a humorous reference to Trump, this isn't the first time some tiny thing is being named after a President. Nine species have also been named in honour of President Obama, including an ancient lizard and a coral reef fish. This moth research was published in the journal ZooKeys.