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Bombyx mori
Bombyx mori
Silkworm, Silkmoth
Photographer: Joyce Gross

ID: 1111 1111 2222 1395 (2007-08-25)

Copyright © 2007 Joyce Gross

  • date of photo  May 30, 2007
  • this photo depicts an animal that was captive or collected
  • photo location   San Leandro
  • animal's place of origin   China
  • family Bombycidae
  • order Lepidoptera
  • class Insecta
  • notes   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.
  • keywords: feeding
  • camera   Canon 30D; MP-E 65mm macro lens
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Insect

  • common names   Silkworm, Silkmoth (photographer)
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