Ento-musings from the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology

Monday, May 6, 2013

Donald Trump's Hair Found in Peru

We always knew that Donald Trump's hair could detach itself from his body and move about freely, but where does it go? Oh—the Amazon.

Technically, the alleged Trump toupee (found crawling around on a leaf in Peru during a photography tour) is a flannel moth caterpillar (Megalopyge opercularis), but it's hard to tell the difference. The urticating setae with which it is covered mean that it should not be touched, much like Donald Trump's hair; probably, the resemblance is due to Müllerian mimicry.  

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