Larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon
Silkworm Sentence Examples
Among the insects the bee and the silkworm are the most useful.
The common silkworm produces as a rule only one generation during the year; but there are races in cultivation which are bivoltine, or twogenerationed, and some are multivoltine.
Pasteur prosecuted his investigations into the silkworm disease at Alais, and the town has dedicated a bust to his memory.
But the first notice of the silkworm in Western literature occurs in Aristotle, Hist.
Thus he came to the conclusion that the malady had been inherent in many successive generations of the silkworm, and that the epidemic condition was only an exaggeration of a normal state brought about by the method of cultivation and production of graine pursued.