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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

Stinging caterpillar - Norape ovina Megalopyge caterpillar - Lagoa crispata Probable Megalopyge crispata Little Puff of Fluff - with a pretty big sting - Megalopyge opercularis Unidentified Vacant-Sack - Megalopyge opercularis Black-waved flannel moth caterpillar - Lagoa crispata Cluster of Black Caterpillars with Yellow Spots at the base of a locust tree - Norape ovina Norape virgo (Butler) - Norape virgo
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea
Family Megalopygidae (Flannel Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
MEGALOPYGIDAE Herrich-Schaffer, 1855 (1)
Remarks
Caution, caterpillars can sting. See this site for more information.

Caterpillars in this family in having 7 pairs of prolegs, which is 2 more than in any other lepidopteran family.