Bombyx mori, the domestic silkmoth, is an insect from the moth family Bombycidae. It is the closest relative of Bombyx mandarina, the wild silkmoth. The silkworm is the larva or caterpillar of a silkmoth. . The moth – the adult phase of the lifecycle – is not capable of functional flight, in contrast to the wild B. mandarina and.
The total life-cycle of a Silkworm ranges from 6-8 weeks. Generally, the warmer the weather, the quicker the Silkworm will complete its life-cycle.
Dietary restriction extended the silkworm lifespan compared with . respectively, whereas the adult stage has not been altered (Figure 3D-3E).