Silkworm, Bombyx mori
Lead is a toxic metal with detrimental effects on human development and is found in numerous contaminated industrial sites . Removal of toxic metals from contaminated sites is problematic and costly. Phytoremediation, the use of plants to remove toxins from the soil is one potential solution.
A group of Chinese scientists* explored adding an insect component to phytoremediation of sites contaminated by lead. Mulberry trees planted in lead contaminated soils removed lead…
Source: Living With Insects Blog