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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

Southern Flannel Moth - Hodges#4647 - Megalopyge opercularis White Flannel Moth - Norape ovina Golden Moth - Megalopyge opercularis Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis - male Lagoa crispata, or Megalopyge? - Megalopyge crispata White moth - Norape ovina Moth to porch light - Megalopyge crispata - male Female, Megalopyge bissesa - Megalopyge opercularis - female
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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.