Bombyx (genus)

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Scope note
Members of the genus containing two species of moths that are native to northern China. When changing into the pupa state, the larva or caterpillar silkworm spins a cocoon made of silken filament that is used by humans to create silk thread.
Bombyx
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024