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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

caterpillar - Norape ovina Black-waved Flannel Moth - Hodges#4644 - Lagoa crispata Hairy caterpillar - Megalopyge opercularis Crawling on Live Oak Tree - Megalopyge opercularis Puss Moth Caterpillar - Megalopyge opercularis Megalopyge opercularis - - Megalopyge bissesa mesquite stinger moth - Norape tenera
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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.