Scientists discovered a moth with golden hair and a tiny penis. They named it after Trump


Evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari identified a new centimetre-wide moth, disclosing his finding on ZooKeys.

It has a silky head of bright yellow scales, which the moth develops in adulthood, and its head has been described as orange-yellow in colouration, the body is white and the wings are brown or greyish.

Also an important detail - its genitalia is “comparatively smaller” than that of the Neopalpa neonata, its close relative.

Picture: Vazrick Nazari/ZooKeys

Nazari has therefore named it thusly:

Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.


Oh yes, yes he did: the evolutionary biologist named the moth with the white-blonde tresses and small genitalia, after Donald Trump.

Picture:Win McNamee/Getty

And where can you find this new species? Mexico.

Donaldtrumpi has been found in Southern California and all the way along the coast to Baja California, in Mexico.

Nazari told Live Science:

I hope that the president will make conservation of such fragile ecosystems in the U.S. his top priority. These ecosystems still contain many undiscovered and undescribed species, and deserve to be protected for future generations.

People on the internet couldn't contain themselves.

The jokes came thick and fast.

Others felt sorry for the moth.

And speculations about the moth's political ideology abound...


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