Caterpillar resembles Donald Trump's hair

ninemsn staff
10:03am May 4, 2013
May 04, 2013: A species of caterpillar from Peru has found fame on the internet after it was found to look like Donald Trump's hairstyle.

A bizarre-looking caterpillar in the Amazon rainforest has been compared to the unique hairstyle of real estate mogul-turned-TV personality Donald Trump.

Wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer and biologist Phil Torres spotted the invertebrate in Peru, and video of the creature has since gone viral.

It has since been identified as the flannel moth caterpillar or the Megalopyge opercularis.

The furry-looking covering is not hair after all, but long, venomous spines that are known to trigger an intense, burning pain.

"When we show people the image some don't even know what it is, some think it's a mammal others a bird or some have said a plant," Mr Torres said.

"But to us and most of the people who've seen it, it's Donald Trump's toupee - left on a leaf in the Amazon."

October 26, 2012: US president Barack Obama appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and joked about Donald Trump's ongoing calls for scrutiny over his past.

Author: Nick Pearson.

Sources: The Daily Mail, The Huffington Post

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