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15 amazingly deceptive caterpillars

Jan. 15, 2014, 3:20 p.m.
Puss caterpillars

Photo: Shaun WrightFlickr

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Puss caterpillars

These creatures may look like tiny toupees, but the fuzzy larvae of flannel moths are quite venomous. So though you may feel inclined to pet these moving wigs, be advised not to: contact can cause skin irritation, nausea, headaches and even chest pain.