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Bombyx mori
2222_1395 Photo added 2007-08-25

Bombyx mori (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae)
Silkworm, Silkmoth
May 30, 2007

Thanks to Amy Chovnick for giving me some of her silkmoths. The caterpillar here is eating a mulberry leaf. Silkmoths are economically important as producers of silk. They do not live in the wild.

all photos and text © Joyce Gross