Silkworm (Bombyx mori)

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Silkworm fact file

Silkworm description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyBombycidae
GenusBombyx (1)

Information on the silkworm (Bombyx mori) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Silkworm status

The silkworm has not yet been assessed by the IUCN.

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This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:
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References

  1. ITIS (May, 2010)
    http://www.itis.gov
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Silkworm feeding on mulberry leaf  
Silkworm feeding on mulberry leaf

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