What Is The Scientific Name Of Domestic Silk Moth? (ANSWER)
SCIENTIFIC NAME OF DOMESTIC SILK MOTH – In this topic, we are going to know and identify the scientific name of domestic silk moth.
It is a moth species from the moth family Bombycidae. It is one of the economically values insect since these are the primary producer of silk.
Its preferred food are white mulberry leaves though they also feed on other mulberry species.
They are closely dependent on humans for reproduction. This is the effect of millenia of selective breeding.
These species are different from most of its kind in its genus. The differences are that they lost the ability to fly and lost their color pigments.
The moths have big heavy bodies which is the cause to their inability to fly. The bodies are white and hairy and has a wingspan of three to five centimeters or 1.2 to 2 inches.
The binomial name of domestic silk moth is Bombyx mori.
Bombyx is a genus of true silk moths or mulberry silk moths in the moth family Bombycidae. It is derived from the Latin terms bombȳc- or bombȳx, which means “silkworm, silk or silk-like fabric,” respectively. The terms are derived from the Greek term bómbux
The specific name mori on the other hand, is a Latin term which means “mulberry” in a sense that it is a genitive singular of mōrus.