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Is That a Caterpillar or Donald Trump’s Hair? A Look at the Flannel Cloth Caterpillar a/k/a the Donald Trump Caterpillar

Donald Trump is famous, but his hair, such as it is, is even more famous. Everyone is familiar with, whether they want to be or not, that bizarre orange wave that sits atop Donald Trump’s head in the place that humans generally have hair. It is for this reason that when a photo of a rare flannel moth caterpillar, recently spotted in a rain forest in the Amazon, was posted online, most people had an immediate cultural reference point to describe what they were looking at: a miniature version of Donald Trump’s hair (or toupee or whatever that thing is). The flannel moth caterpillar looks so much like Donald Trump’s “hair” that people have taken to calling it the “Donald Trump caterpillar.” (If you are a scientist, however, you probably still refer to it as “Megalopyge opercularis.”)