Photo Feature: The Ugliest Animal in the World?

Efforts to discontinue the use of “gypsy,” which is a discriminatory term, started last year. Last month’s board resolved to remove “Gypsy Moss” and “Gypsy Ant” from the list of common names for insects. The new common name will be decided in consultation with the volunteer organization. In the meantime, the scientific names “Remantoria Disper” and “Affinogaster Alenioid” will be used, respectively. Michelle Smith, president of the Entomological Society of Japan, said, “If the name we use makes people feel excluded or alienated, or in some way causes it, why not continue to use it? There is no such thing. ” Brooks, a Roma scholar who heads women’s gender sexuality research at Rutgers University, described the name change as groundbreaking: “We have more than 12 million people around the world, we have a history, We take a step forward to be able to argue that we are humans. ” According to the USDA, the Remantoria Disper was brought from Europe to the United States in 1869. When this larva develops, the tree becomes susceptible to disease. The name “Gypsy Moss” is said to have been used for decades. The ant’s companion, Affinogaster alenioid, was named Gypsy Ant by Professor Terry McGurrin of California State University. He told CNN that he regrets having given the name.