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January 20, 2017

trump-moth

“A tiny moth species has been named Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, becoming the first species to bear the name of the US president elect. The species was named thusly not so much to honor Trump, but rather to raise awareness about the need for species conservation.

It’s not the first time a species has been named after someone famous – in fact, it happens quite a lot. A wasp species was recently named after the singer Shakira, a dinosaur after the poet Georgia O’Keeffe, and a flower fly after Bill Gates.” –Mihai Andrei

More at ZME Science

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