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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

Puss Caterpillar - Lagoa crispata Southern Flannel Moth Caterpillar - Megalopyge opercularis Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis caterpillar Slugmoth - Megalopyge bissesa Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis Nearby was a mating pair of Norape - Norape tenera - male - female Flannel Moth in Flagler county, Florida - Lagoa crispata - male
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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)
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.