Meet the Megalopyge opercularis or Puss Caterpillar -
the only insect so cute that it was named after a kitty!
Well, the venomous puss caterpillar that is. For many it might also be the only insect that they do actually want to touch, but can't.
Its luscious hair is precisely what happens to be its secret weapon.
The "fur" is made out of small yet ridiculously toxic spines that stick to your skin if you come into contact with the bug. The sting is considered to be worse than that of a bee, wasp, jellyfish and even a scorpion. Victims can remain in terrible pain for a whole of twelve hours and the rash can spread over half your body tremendously fast.
Perhaps the Greeks were wrong and looking good on the outside doesn't make you good on the inside.
And can you imagine, it looks even better when it's moving: