Has the obsession with Donald Trump gone a little too far?
Yes, he’s a somewhat controversial figure, not exactly the usual sort who becomes a president. But must everything be seen through a Trumpist prism?
It seems that even scientists cannot help it. They’ve started looking at tiny lepidopterans and seeing the president-elect.
Evolutionary biologist and systematist Vazrick Nazari stumbled upon a new species of moth while meandering through material borrowed from the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California at Davis.
He took one look at this little thing, then another and thought: “Gosh, this looks remarkably like Donald Trump.”
In his press release he explains that this new species has “yellowish-white scales present on the head in adults.”
From there, it was but a quick flutter to naming this new species Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, because what else was he going to call it? Neopalpa newtgingrichi? Neopalpa hillari?