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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

Cocoon - Megalopyge opercularis Megalopyge opercularis - female southern flannel cat? - Megalopyge opercularis caterpillar - Norape ovina Fuzzy Caterpillar near SATX about 1pm white flannel moth caterpillars? - Norape ovina Fuzzy Bug Norape virgo caterpillar - Norape virgo
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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.