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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

White Moth - Norape ovina Cocoon - Megalopyge opercularis Norape virgo (Butler) - Norape virgo Moth - Lagoa crispata - male Crawling on Live Oak Tree - Megalopyge opercularis White Moth - Norape ovina Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis - male Flannel Moth in Flagler county, Florida - Lagoa crispata - male
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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.