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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

Flannel moth caterpillar - Megalopyge bissesa Black-waved Flannel Moth - Hodges#4644 - Lagoa crispata Moth - Lagoa crispata - male furry thing  - Megalopyge opercularis megalopyge - Megalopyge bissesa Flannel Moth - Megalopyge bissesa - male Caterpillar? - Megalopyge opercularis White Fuzzy Moth - Norape ovina
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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.