This Amazonian Caterpillar Sports Donald Trump's Hair
Did Donald Trump happen to lose one of his signature hairpieces in the Amazonian wilds of Peru? Wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer snapped this image of a caterpillar sporting the Republican candidate's signature bright orange-yellow tufts of hair while on a scouting expedition in Peru.
"I was putting on my boots and someone said, 'Hey, check out this caterpillar hanging out,'" Cremer recalled. "Sure enough, it was Donald Trump's hair hanging on a branch." He's dubbed it the "Trumpapillar."
The locals in the Peruvian Amazon call the critter ovejillo ("little sheep" in Spanish), but its full name is Megalopyge opercularis, or colloquially, the flannel moth caterpillar. It's tiny, just 2.5 inches long, and its fluffy tufts can be red, white, or pink, as well as that Trump-tastic Day-Glo yellow.
But don't let that adorable fluffy exterior fool you into thinking it's harmless. The flannel moth caterpillar is
There's some kind of metaphor in there, maybe.
[ Live Science ]