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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis Immature White Flannel Moth - Norape ovina Flannel moth caterpillar - Megalopyge bissesa PLEASE ID this. It is about 1 inch long and 3/4 wide, has fur and suction cup feet. - Megalopyge opercularis Little Puff of Fluff - with a pretty big sting - Megalopyge opercularis furry thing  - Megalopyge opercularis caterpillar - Norape ovina Hairy Caterpillar - Megalopyge bissesa
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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.