11 Animals Named After US Presidents

Trump double

Neopalpa donaldtrumpi

(Image credit: Vazrick Nazari/Zookeys under CC by 4.0; Trump: LOC)

When Canadian biologist Vazrick Nazari discovered a new species of tiny moth, the resemblance between the insect's yellow-and-white crown and Donald J. Trump's distinctive coiffure was too striking to ignore. "The reason for this choice of name is to bring wider public attention to the need to continue protecting fragile habitats in the U.S. that still contain many undescribed species," Nazari wrote in a review of Neopalpa donaldtrumpi in January 2017. "The specific epithet is selected because of the resemblance of the head of the moth to Mr. Trump's hairstyle."

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