Posts Tagged: Neopalpa donaldtrumpi
The first moth to arrive was the alfalfa looper moth, Trichopusia ni. But the most striking: the grape leaffolder, Desmia funeralis. More than...
This was the scene at the blacklighting display Saturday night, July 22 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Greg Kareofelas (far right) had just set up the display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum, talks to Prerna Jain and her son Prakrit Jain, 13, of Los Altos. Prakrit will be attending the Bioblitz in Belize this summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate and UC Davis entomology undergradate student Lohitashwa Garikipati (center) talks about the Bohart Museum's live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Donald Trump moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, is a permanent part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Bohart scientists collected the new species in the Algodones Dunes, and it was named by evolutionary biologist and systematist Vazrick Nazari of Canada. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's a moth like no other. Did you read the abstract published Jan. 17 in the journal ZooKeys about the newly discovered and named moth, Neopalpa...
Photo of the head of a male moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, courtesy of Vazrick Nazari, ZooKeys journal.
Bohart Museum researcher Danielle Wishon, graduate of UC Davis, in the clay pan of Algodones Dunes. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)
Site of where the Neopalpa donaldtrumpi was discovered by Bohart Museum of Entomology researchers. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)