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Wildlife photographer discovers 'Trump' caterpillar that could be dangerous

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“We call this the Donald Trump’s Hair Caterpillar for obvious reasons,” explains explorer and photographer Jeff Cremer. “Some people call it the “Trumpapillar!” (Jeff Cremer/WENN)

Explorer and photographer Jeff Cremer was recently trekking through the Peruvian Amazon when he happened upon Donald Trump’s wig ... er hair.

“We call this the Donald Trump’s Hair Caterpillar for obvious reasons,” he explains.

“Some people call it the “Trumpapillar!”

According to Cremer, the real name for this species is a Flannel Moth Caterpillar (Megalopyge opercularis) and it can be extremely irritating to humans.

“The caterpillar has urticating hairs or urticating bristles which can cause irritation when they break off and lodge in skin,” he explains.

“In some species these structures are hollow and connected to poison-producing cells, functioning like a hypodermic needle; generally, most hairs are only irritating, but some are dangerous to the eyes and respiratory tract, and some can cause severe skin necrosis and shedding.”

Enough said!

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