What-what?

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The Internet tells me that this is called a Polyphemos Moth. Apparently when it was being named, it was Call-a-New-Species-Exactly-What-It-Is-Not Week. Given that Polyphemos’ name is a bit ironic (“wordy,” for someone who doesn’t even know the word “nobody”), I guess it’s a double-joke? Or scientists just might not know what they are doing. This is why English class is more important that Biology, students. You don’t want to be responsible for giving a moth a stupid name.

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