Photo: Tiny shaggy caterpillar proves truth is stranger than fiction

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Our fabulous photo of the day comes all the way from Ecuador, taken by photographer Andreas Kay.

Is this little larva for real? Although it looks like it could have sprung straight from a Hayao Miyazaki film, it instead hails from the rain forest of Ecuador, where, presumably, it blends in with the curiouser and curiouser flora of its home.

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