Living With Madagascar Silk

Madagscar Silk Moths
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Caterpillars of the silk moth, Bombyx mori, are the most common species used for silk production. Thousands of years of selection have created an insect that can efficiently produce silk. However, all caterpillars produce silk and some other species are used for commercial silk production. Madagascar independently developed its own silk production using several species of moth but most commonly Borocera cajani. This moth is widespread and abundant in…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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