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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

White Moth - Norape ovina Soft Moth - Lagoa crispata Megalopyge opercularis White flannel moth - Norape ovina Southern Flannel Moth - Hodges#4647 - Megalopyge opercularis Black-waved Flannel Moth - Lagoa crispata - male Slugmoth - Megalopyge bissesa - - Megalopyge bissesa
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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.