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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

caterpillar? - Lagoa crispata White Flannel Moth - Norape ovina Megalopyge caterpillar - Lagoa crispata Megalopyge crispata - Lagoa crispata cat - Lagoa crispata Little Puff of Fluff - with a pretty big sting - Megalopyge opercularis White Flannel moth - Hodges#4650 - Norape ovina Is this the female? - Norape tenera - female
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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.