Public has chance to name moth species discovered in N.M.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
By Astrid Galvan
TUCSON, Ariz. — An auction on eBay allows the public to make a different
kind of purchase as they peruse the used clothing, electronics and war
relics on the site. Up for sale: naming rights to a new insect.
A moth that weighs less than an ounce and measures about an inch was
discovered eight years ago at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico
by entomologist Eric H. Metzler.