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Genus Megalopyge

Megalopyge Southern Flannel Moth Caterpillar - Megalopyge opercularis Southern Flannel  or Puss Moth - Megalopyge opercularis - male Flannel Moth - Megalopyge bissesa - male Hairy Caterpillar - Megalopyge bissesa Cocoon on water oak - Megalopyge opercularis Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis - female Small wooly looking moth on a blade of grass - Megalopyge opercularis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Megalopygidae (Flannel Moths)
Genus Megalopyge
Numbers
Nearctica.com lists seven species for North America, including some that were formerly assigned to the genus Lagoa.