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Why is Rudolp's nose red?

Ms. Peacock

Ms. Peacock

Genus: Harrisina 

Species: Brillians

The larvae of these moths live on the underside of a plant leaf. If you were to brush up against the tiny little hairs of the larvae, you would likely have a rash for several days... although you probably wouldn't know the cause.

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