Photo: Stinging Caterpillar Masters the Quiff

A stinging flannel moth sitting on a leaf

Andreas Kay / Flickr

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 with "photo of the day" in the subject line.