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Newly Discovered Moth Named For Donald Trump

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I want you to pay close attention to something in this article.  I’ll bold it so you can see it clearly:

A miniscule moth with a wingspan of just 0.4 inches is the first species to be named for the soon-to-be president of the United States, Donald Trump.

Yellow and white scales topping the moth’s head resemble Trump’s signature hairstyle, inspiring the name Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, wrote evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari, a researcher from Ottowa, Canada, in a new study.

The moth’s habitat extends from Southern California in the U.S. through Baja California in Mexico. The wall that the president-elect has proposed building along the border between the two countries could divide that stretch.

Nazari discovered the new species while examining moth specimens from the Bohart Museum of Entomology in California during an investigation of the North American moth family Gelechiidae, also known as twirler moths.

“Its distinctive wing pattern and its unique DNA bar code immediately flagged it as a new and undescribed species,” Nazari told Live Science in an email.

The shapes of certain folds and pouch-like structures on N. donaldtrumpi’s genitalia were also unique to the species, Nazari wrote in the study.

Twirler moths earned their common name from a habit of twirling in circles when disturbed. This is the second twirler moth species to be described in the Neopalpa genus, though the family includes more than 4,830 described species, and there may be as many as 10,000 species in that family worldwide, according to the “Encyclopedia of Entomology” (Springer Netherlands, 2008).

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Nazari examined seven N. donaldtrumpi specimens: six males and one female. Average body length was approximately the same as their wingspans, about 0.4 inches, he told Live Science.

The moth’s head scales are yellowish-white and “often rough,” with additional orange-yellow coloration that Nazari described as “distinctive.” Their miniscule bodies are off-white, and their wings are brown or grayish-brown, Nazari wrote in the study.

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Did you see it?  I’ll add it here again AND bold it just to make sure:

The moth’s habitat extends from Southern California in the U.S. through Baja California in Mexico. The wall that the president-elect has proposed building along the border between the two countries could divide that stretch.

I’m going to make a prediction here.  We are going to see a court case involving this moth.  Once construction begins on The Wall environmentalists are going to sue to stop its construction.  They will cite this moth specifically as being the reason why we can’t possibly build The Wall.  The 9th circuit court will rule in favor of the environmentalists because, let’s face it, it’s the 9th circuit court.  This will hold up construction on California’s stretch of The Wall for years as the case makes its way to the Supreme Court.

Bet on it.

 
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