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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

cat - Lagoa crispata Hairy Caterpillar - Megalopyge opercularis white Megalopygidae larva - Lagoa lepidoptera larvae? - Megalopyge opercularis Puss Caterpillar - Megalopyge opercularis Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis Unknown caterpillar - Lagoa crispata Caterpillar? - Megalopyge opercularis
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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.