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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

CP1 - Norape ovina Megalopyge Opercularis - Megalopyge opercularis furry thing  - Megalopyge opercularis Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis Caterpillar? - Megalopyge opercularis mesquite stinger moth - Norape tenera Asp ? - Megalopyge opercularis flanne moth sp. - Lagoa crispata
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
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.