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The '''Silkworm''' (''Bombyx mori'') is a caterpillar native to northern [[China]]. It metamorphises into a moth by making a coccoon out of raw silk. This silk is often harvested by boiling the coccoon, killnig the occupant.
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The '''Silkworm''' (''Bombyx mori'') is a caterpillar native to northern [[China]]. It metamorphises into a moth by making a coccoon out of raw silk. This silk is often harvested by boiling the coccoon, killing the occupant.
  
 
The silkworm is traditionally fed [[mulberry]] leaves.
 
The silkworm is traditionally fed [[mulberry]] leaves.
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==See Also==
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*[[Silkworm (Maplet)|Silkworm according to Maplet's ''A Greene Forest'']]
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Latest revision as of 14:48, 14 May 2006

The Silkworm (Bombyx mori) is a caterpillar native to northern China. It metamorphises into a moth by making a coccoon out of raw silk. This silk is often harvested by boiling the coccoon, killing the occupant.

The silkworm is traditionally fed mulberry leaves.

See Also