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Hairy caterpillar. Larva of a lepidopteran (moths and butterflies) with long hairs (setae) covering its body. Many caterpillars are covered in hairs that act as a defence mechanism. The hairs often have detachable tips that will irritate would-be predators by lodging in the skin or mucous membranes.
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