Definition of silk moth in English:

Share this entry

silk moth


See silkworm moth.
Example sentences
  • The project is aimed at providing work and income for the Leonardville community as well as solving the problem of the wild silk moth, whose cocoons have caused deaths in livestock eating them.
  • The principle species used in commercial production is the mulberry silkworm, which is the larva of the silk moth, Bombyx mori.
  • In the Northeast, a single species of parasitic fly has caused declines in the populations of two native silk moth species.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: silk moth

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.