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ramoss
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01-18-2017 3:14 PM


SInce this is amusing, I thought I would do it's own thread.

A newly discoverd moth species has 'white-yellow scales' on it's head, and therefore has been named after the 45th president of the united states

https://www.washingtonpost.com/...-is-named-for-donald-trump

Neopalpa donaldtrumpi is a small guy (probably to match Donald Trump's small hands.


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Message 2 of 7 (797374)
01-19-2017 4:11 AM
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That moth looks quite adorable to me. As long as she doesn't lay her eggs on my beloved cycads!

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Message 3 of 7 (797380)
01-19-2017 9:36 AM
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Or munch a hole in my favorite fedora.

**and before you science wonks go leaping for the keyboard to correct me that it is the larva....well go ahead.

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Message 4 of 7 (797390)
01-19-2017 11:40 AM
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01-18-2017 3:14 PM


Reminds me of the screaming caterpillar on the Simpsons.
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01-19-2017 12:56 PM
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01-18-2017 3:14 PM


[qs]https://www.washingtonpost.com/...-is-named-for-donald-trump

Neopalpa donaldtrumpi is a small guy (probably to match Donald Trump's small hands.;/qs

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We're talking about Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a new species of moth named for the president-elect. The moth is a small guy, with a wingspan of less than one centimeter, Nazari said in an email. It has orange-yellow and brown wings, and sports bright yellow scales on its head.

Well it would have small hands would't it?


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01-19-2017 8:50 PM
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01-18-2017 3:14 PM


The entomologists I work with all want to find a Dung Beetle to name after Trump. I actually shot this specimen on Nov. 8, but I have not looked at it again since Nov. 9.

Unfortunatly, this beetle already has a name.

Pseudopityophthorus pubipennis males have an interesting frons. This is a very small bark beetle (the head is 0.5mm wide), in Family Curculionidae (Weevils), Sub-family Solytidae (Bark Beetles). Common name: Western Oak Bark Beetle. This species spreads the Foamy Bark Canker, a disease affecting oak trees in California caused by the fungus Geosmithia pallida.

In the closer view you can see that each setal filament is quite complex.

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