This tiny bug has been named after Trump — see the resemblance?
Any minute now, reality star and President-Elect Donald Trump (The Apprentice, The White House) will be firing off a maelstrom of angry Tweets directed at moths — particularly the recently-named Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.
A teeny-tiny moth (even by moth standards), this little vermin has a wingspan of a mere 0.4 inches (sad!), and is distinguished by its yellow and white scales, which bear an uncanny resemblance to the high-treason hairstyle long enjoyed by the bungling blowhard business tycoon.
This is appropriate, since flies and other insects have proven to be instinctively drawn to Trump’s hair, as you can see in the photograph above.
“Its distinctive wing pattern and its unique DNA bar code immediately flagged it as a new and undescribed species,” says evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari.
And things get even weirder. As NBC News deadpans:
The shapes of certain folds and pouch-like structures on N. donaldtrumpi’s genitalia were also unique to the species.”
Naming new species after cultural figures helps foster public interest — for the creature, as well as its ecosystem.
“I hope that the president will make conservation of such fragile ecosystems in the U.S. his top priority,” Nazari tells Live Science. “These ecosystems still contain many undiscovered and undescribed species, and deserve to be protected for future generations.”