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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

Pupa - Megalopyge opercularis Megalopyge opercularis - female White flannel moth - Norape ovina Absalom - Megalopyge opercularis Stinging Caterpillar - Norape ovina Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis Unknown caterpillar - Lagoa crispata white flannel moth caterpillars? - Norape ovina
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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.