Biology of Lamerin Race of Silkworm, Bombyx mori L. (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae)

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  • Shabir Ahmad Bhat Sher-e-Kashmir Agriculture University Kashmir India

Keywords:

Aboriginal, hibernation, Lamerin, microsporidian, silkworm

Abstract

Lamerin race of the silkworm, Bombyx mori L was collected from its aboriginal inhabitant (North-eastern India) and observations were made on various developmental stages. The race is hibernated (bivoltine) and survived with a microsporidian infection. It spins orange yellow colour flossy cocoons of irregular shape and with thick filament. The mean adult life span for females and males were 12 days and 10 days respectively.

Author Biography

Shabir Ahmad Bhat, Sher-e-Kashmir Agriculture University Kashmir India

Seriulture, Insect pathology, insect breeding, insect rearing

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Published

2009-04-30

How to Cite

Bhat, S. A. (2009). Biology of Lamerin Race of Silkworm, Bombyx mori L. (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae). Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 11(2), 17–20. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/24

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society