Don't Bug Out! Ebay Auction Lets Bidders Name New Moth Species Proceeds go to the Western National Parks Association, which hopes the naming rights will "break the stigma against the moth."
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Don't Bug Out! Ebay Auction Lets Bidders Name New Moth Species

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Don't Bug Out! Ebay Auction Lets Bidders Name New Moth Species

Don't Bug Out! Ebay Auction Lets Bidders Name New Moth Species

Don't Bug Out! Ebay Auction Lets Bidders Name New Moth Species

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Proceeds go to the Western National Parks Association, which hopes the naming rights will "break the stigma against the moth."

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne with an unusual item for sale on eBay, naming rights for a new species of moth - like, say, Moth Radio Hour. Proceeds go to the Western National Parks Association, which is aware that a moth lacks the color and charisma of a butterfly. With the naming rights, the association says, we're trying to break the stigma against the moth, give it a fair shake. They're also hoping people flock to name it like moths to a flame. It's MORNING EDITION.

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