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Bombyx mori
(silkworm)

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Bombyx mori (silkworm)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Bombyx mori
  • Preferred Common Name
  • silkworm
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Bombyx mori infected by B. thuringiensis var. kurstaki.|Bombyx mori infected by Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki.
TitleInfected larva|Infecting Bombyx mori
CaptionBombyx mori infected by B. thuringiensis var. kurstaki.|Bombyx mori infected by Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki.
Copyright©CABI BioScience
Bombyx mori infected by B. thuringiensis var. kurstaki.|Bombyx mori infected by Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki.
Infected larva|Infecting Bombyx moriBombyx mori infected by B. thuringiensis var. kurstaki.|Bombyx mori infected by Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki.©CABI BioScience

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Bombyx mori Linnaeus

Preferred Common Name

  • silkworm

Other Scientific Names

  • Phalaena mori Linnaeus
  • Sericaria mori Linnaeus

International Common Names

  • French: bombyx du murier; ver a soie; ver à soie

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Seidenspinner, Echter; Seidenspinner, Zahmer
  • Italy: Baco da seta
  • Netherlands: Zijdervlinder

EPPO code

  • BOMBMO (Bombyx mori)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Bombycidae
  •                             Genus: Bombyx
  •                                 Species: Bombyx mori

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

Distribution Database Table

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Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Anastatus japonicus Parasite
Aspergillus flavus Antagonist
Bacillus cereus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis aizawai Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis alesti Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis canadensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis caucasicus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis darmstadiensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis galleriae Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis japonensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis kenyae Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis morrisoni Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis oyamensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis pakistani Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis sotto Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. dendrolimus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen
Blepharipa sericariae Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Blepharipa zebina Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Dermestes ater Predator
Exorista bombycis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Exorista japonica Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Labia arachidis Predator
Metarhizium anisopliae Pathogen
Nosema bombycis Pathogen
Nucleopolyhedrosis virus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Pales angustifrons Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Pales pavida Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Phryxe nemea Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Sturnus cineraceus Predator

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