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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

Shaggy cat - Megalopyge Megalopyge opercularis - female Need help with ID - Megalopyge opercularis Megalopygidae larva - Megalopyge Laugher Moth? - Megalopyge crispata Crawling on Live Oak Tree - Megalopyge opercularis Lagoa or Megalopyge? - Megalopyge crispata Flannel moth caterpillar #2 - Megalopyge
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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)
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.