Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Datasheet

Bombyx mori
(silkworm)

Toolbox

Datasheet

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

Don't need the entire report?

Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.

Generate report

Pictures

Top of page
PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
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

Top of page

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

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

Distribution Table

Top of page

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 References

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

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

Habitat List

Top of page
CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Natural enemies

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

Distribution Maps

Top of page
You can pan and zoom the map
Save map