Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Canadian Discovers Trump Moth

Meet Neopalpa donaldtrumpi: a newly discovered species of twirler moth that’s making headlines...


Images: Vazrick Nazari/AP

The helmet-like cluster of yellow-white scales atop its head, bear a striking resemblance to Donald Trump’s hair.

The moth also has 'unique genitalia' which has never before been seen in a male of a similar species. Its genital 'valvae are strongly curved' with an 'acute tip.’  

Its male genitalia is “comparatively smaller” than the moth’s close relative Neopalpa neonata, according to the study.

The moth's habitat extends from Southern California in the U.S. through Baja California in Mexico. (insert wall-building joke here.)

Dr. Vazrick Nazari is the Canadian evolutionary biologist who made the discovery.

“With the new administration taking office very soon, and the uncertainties about what is going to happen to the [Environmental Protection Agency], I thought perhaps this would be a good opportunity to bring wider attention to the fact that we have so many fragile ecosystems and protected areas in the US that still house undiscovered and undescribed species of plants and animals, and we absolutely need to continue protecting them,” Nazari said.

More details here.

20 comments:

  1. Perhaps the moth can be inaugerated instead?

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    1. MR. DeVICE: Elect the moth!

      My first act as President will be to ban mothballs.

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  2. I just vommed. That poor poor moth.

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    1. DAMIEN: I hope it can fly high enough to get over the wall.

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  3. I hate moths. (and cheetobabyman, too) xoxoxo

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  4. If you put this out on one of those "social media" platforms I bet some people would crash the Snopes site!

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    1. DINAHMOW: #TrumpMoth is already trending.

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  5. "nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands" — e.e. cummings

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    1. LX: If only Fiona Apple were singing Tiny Hands at the Inauguration.

      We don’t want your tiny hands
      Anywhere near our underpants

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  6. TA - and Lemmium (heavy metal 115) was discarded ...

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  7. of course he's a moth....they're drawn to the light.

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    1. NORMA: Unfortunately, Drumpf doesn’t experience the same “crash and burn” effect.

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  8. From now on, microgenitalia will now be known as Donald Trump.

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    1. EROS: It’s said that having a micropenis can cause difficulty urinating.

      Could this explain his fascination with the (alleged) Russian-prostitute pee party?

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    1. That's going to be one ugly hairball he coughs up, Miss Scarlet.

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