And that's why a scientists decided to name the new species after the 45th president of the United States, who was sworn in Friday.
Donald Trump may have received his highest honor yet: a new species of moth has been named after him thanks to the fact that it sports a similar hairstyle to the current commander-in-chief of the United States. A scientist in California has named the moth Neopalpa donaldtrumpi because of the distinctive godlen cap on its head that looks very much like Trump’s iconic hair.
Evolutionary biologist Dr. Vazrick Nazari discovered the moth while dissecting a number of different moths over the course of his research and determining that this moth appeared to have a distinct wing pattern and a unique DNA profile.
Nazari decided on the name not just because of how it looked, but because he wanted to bring awareness to other fragile habitats that may also be home to undiscovered species. This mothw as found in two Southern California counties, a good indication that many undiscovered species are right under our noses rather than in remote areas, so it’s a good idea to protect our own backyards.