Animals Wildlife Photo: Stinging Caterpillar Masters the Quiff By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Andreas Kay / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Our well-coiffed photo of the day comes from the rain forest of Ecuador. Like many a caterpillar, the larva of the stinging flannel moth packs a powerful punch – this one courtesy of the stinging hairs so artfully arranged on its body. We've seen all kinds of fuzzy, furry, funny-looking caterpillars before, but this creature photographed by Andreas Kay in Ecuador takes the cake for curious coiffure. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to email@example.com with "photo of the day" in the subject line.