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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

Megalopyge - Lagoa - female Moth 9 - Megalopyge opercularis moth - Megalopyge opercularis - male White Flannel Moth - Norape ovina Black-waved Flannel Moth - Hodges#4644 - Lagoa crispata Southern Flannel  or Puss Moth - Megalopyge opercularis - male Flannel Moth in Flagler county, Florida - Lagoa crispata - male 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)
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.