Image of the Day: Hazardous Hairs

The puss caterpillar (Megalopyge opercularis) was named for its resemblance to a kitten, but its hairs contain spines that sting.

The Scientist Staff
Sep 19, 2014

UF IFAS, DONALD HALLHat Tip: National Geographic

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