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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

Megalopyge caterpillar - Lagoa crispata Megalopyge opercularis - female what caterpillar is this?  yellow, furry, and fluffy, looks like a tiny kitten!!  Help identify please! - Lagoa Hairy Caterpillar - Megalopyge opercularis Probable Megalopyge crispata lepidoptera larvae? - Megalopyge opercularis Unknown - Caterpillar of Moth? - Megalopyge opercularis Larva - Norape tenera
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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.