Morphology and histology of Lyonet’s gland of the tropical tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta. In Agric Serv Bull FAO UN 29:1–178, Kushwaha RV, Singhvi NR, Mathur SK, Lochan R, Sinha BRRP (2004) Study on food plant preference in Bhandara eco-race of. Again, by advanced immune enzymatic methods, presence of pebrine spores can be detected quickly. (vi) The body become dull coloured to black-brown. Culture of silk worms or sericulture . 8.12). (iii) Larvae should be handled carefully to reduce skin wounds. After each bed cleaning and during moulting, a mixture of dithane-M45 and kaoline can be applied on silkworm to prevent the germination of fungal spores if present on body surface of larvae. Fungal Diseases. Pathogenic infection in tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta Drury. (ii) Ste­rilisation of rearing room with steam or 2% formalin or bleaching powder or Resham Keed Ouzhad (RKO) or Labex, (iii) Removal of dead or infected worms from rearing tray, (iv) Feeding the larvae with healthy leaves, and. THE PRODUCTION SYSTEM OF SERICULTURE AND NON-FARMING ACTIVITIES Presented by- Namita Shukla L-2014-HSc-125-D 2. Larvae having secondary or tertiary infections may show- different symptoms like loss of appetite, ‘unequals’ appearance due to slow and irregular growth; clean worm symptom that arises due to irregular and incomplete moulting, black pepper-like spots on the body (Fig. The tasar silkworms is a wild species and hence cocoons are also collected by the tribal people from forests and silk is obtained. Tasar food plants and their morphoanatomical features. (v) Infected larvae usually do not moult. After the fourth moult it climb a twig placed near them and spin their silken cocoons. (vi) Death. Then the bacteria become able to invade the haemocoel and spread the infection in whole body of larvae. Barsagade DD, Kadwey MN, Gharde SA, Thakre MP, Meshram HM, Gathalkar GB, Munir M, Andrew RJ (2011) Biology and effects of environmental factors and pathogens on the Vanya tasar silkworm. However, even with the opening of the trade route, China still maintained a monopoly over the production of silk for thousands of years. (iii) Ruptured skin exuding milky-white or yellowish fluid containing polyhedra (Fig. High temperature, humidity, etc. 3.36), irregular brown patches due to dead hypodermal cells, spitting and wasting silk instead of spinning the cocoon, etc. The tropical tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta, is a semi-domesticated vanya silk-producing insect of high economic importance. I am thankful to my students Dr. Mangala Kadwey, Dr. Shruti Gharde, Dr. Hemant Meshram, Dr. Manoj Thakare, Dr. Ganesh Gathalkar, Miss Rani Thakare and Mr. Jitendra Kirsan for their help. Fungal Diseases. Central Tasar Research Station, (Central Silk Board, Bombay), pp 32, Jolly MS, Chaturvedi SM, Prasad SA (1968) Survey of tasar crops in India. These larvae act as the source of secondary infection for other larvae through their faeces or dead tissues. Waste from silkworm rearing can be recycled as inputs to garden. Here you can find Notes and text books for B.Sc. The authors gratefully acknowledge the help received from the personnel of Tasar Pilot Project Centre, Salboni (West Bengal) in procurement of the silkworm larvae for study. Bacterial Diseases 3. This service is more advanced with JavaScript available, Industrial Entomology No notes for slide. Pebrine at any stage of silkworm life cycle can be detected by observing the above mentioned symptoms. and is found in abundance in the sub-Himalayan belt. Sericulture Submitted by- Nisha Arya MSc 4th Semster Kumaun University 2. Tasar silkworm process can offer supplementary gainful employment for tribals compare to other sericulture activities. Chapman and Hall, New York/London, Sen SK, Jolly MS, Jammy TR (1969) Diseases of tasar silkworm. Traditionally, they used to collect tasar cocoons from forest, keep them for moth emergence, mating and subsequently reared silkworm on forest based Asan or Arjun trees. Scales fall off easily from the body of pebrine infected moths. Name of different muscardines and their causative fungi are given below. p. 33–50. Tropical tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta Drury, is a non- mulberry silkworm used for commercial silk production in India. Cocoons are shades of white, cream and yellow depending on silkworm genetics. Tasar (Tussah) is copperish beige colour, coarse silk mainly used for furnishings and interiors. These moths feed on leaves of oak, are found in abundance in sub-Himalayan belt. Viral Diseases 4. 3.39). Mulberry Silk Rearing 95% of the world’s silk production is mulberry. It is the caterpillar of a moth whose cocoon is used to make silk. After death the body becomes black in colour, internal organs become liquid and emit foul odour. 2. Temperature and humidity if not maintained properly in the rearing room, may enhance the growth and spreading of flacherie bacteria. In India, tasar silk is mainly produced in the states of Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Orissa, besides Maharashtra, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. China is the major producer of this tasars but in India it is available in Manipur, Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir. University Department of Zoology, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag- 825301. Cite as. (vi) Body colour turns to yellow and faeces are white in colour because of accumulated polyhedra, so the name ‘jaundice’ is given to the disease. a. sudippatra1976@gmail.com . It is interesting to note that 1 kilogram of mulberry leaves can feed approximately 50 silkworms (from the egg stage to the cocoon stage). may induce the disease. Protozoan Diseases 2. PubMed. Next in order was that 56.6% farmers HIND ARTS ACADEMY Soni, Shailesh (2010). Red muscardine may be caused bv Sorosporella uvella and Spicaria fumosorosea with their red spores. Infected larvae may be kept in 2% formalin to kill the spores or buried in deep pits. Introduction Types 1) Mulberry Silk Worm 2) Tasar Silk Worm 3) Eri Silk Worm 4) Muga Silk Worm Diseases and pests of Silkworm Importance of sericulture References contents 3. Silk was not only used for making clothes but also used for several other applications such as writing. Larvae when take contaminated leaves can get infection directly. The life-cycle of these four types of silk moths are much in common, as they lay eggs, from which caterpillars hatches. Larvae may get infection through their skin from the rearing bed contaminated with Nosema spore containing faecal matter or dead tissues. (iii) Coloured patches may appear around spiracles or at leg bases, (vi) Early infected larvae do not spin, but late infected instars may spin flimsy cocoon within which the pupae die, and. 1. The entered bacteria attack and grow in their alimentary canal. 3.8). Male and female moths are flightless and lack functional mouth parts. China is the native place of this silkworm but now it has been introduced in all the silk producing countries like Japan, India, Korea, Italy, France and Russia. zoology course. Since the filament of the cocoons spun by these worms is neither continuous nor uniform in thickness, the cocoons cannot be reeled and, therefore, the moths are allowed to emerge and the pierced cocoons are used for spinning to produce … is common and there is a breed specific response regarding tolerance. Typically, 300 … Indian tasar silkmoth, Antheraea mylitta is an economically important wild silkmoth species distributed across India. Litter from the infected bed should be removed immediately after detection of infection and be dumped in deep pits and burnt. The ratio of diluted formalin and burnt husk is usually kept 1:10 (v/v). As the silkworm prepares to pupate, it spins a protective cocoon. The fungus Poecilomyces farinosus causes yellow muscardine, where oval to spherical spores collectively look yellow in colour. (viii) The carcass turns black and emits foul smell (Fig. Package of practices for tropical tasar culture, Ranchi. Thakre MP (2015) Studies on the metamorphic changes and egg maturation in tropical tasar silkworm. Google Scholar. Abstract. The moths differ in morphological features. Typically, 300-500 eggs are obtained from one female silk moth. The tasar silkworms is a wild species and hence cocoons are also collected by the tribal people from forests and silk is obtained. Originally the Tasar silk worm was not cultivated. (i) Feeding the larvae with healthy leaves. Tasar silkworm process can offer supplementary gainful employment for tribals compare to other sericulture activities. Waste from silkworm rearing can be recycled as inputs to garden. (iii) Adult moths showing symptoms of pebrine should not be undertaken for any sericultural processes. The production of silk generally involves two processes: The silkworm caterpillar builds its cocoon by producing and surrounding itself with a long, This is a question and answer forum for students, teachers and general visitors for exchanging articles, answers and notes. In: Vijaya Prakash NB et al (eds) Tasar culture – principles and practices volume −2. (iii) Bacterial spores if detected can be destroyed by exposing to 2% formaldehyde for 3 hours or to 100°C for 5 minutes. Since the natural food of this worm is mulberry leaves, it is called mulberry silk worm. showed that silkworm and Tasar cocoons contain carbohydrates. 1.2 Project Outline In the seven districts of Bilaspur, Janjgir, Korba, Raigarh, Jashpur, Surguja and Korea of the State of Chhattisgarh9, this project aims to expand the production of tasar silk through the In case of nuclear polyhedrosis, the late stage of infection shows the following sym­ptoms: (ii) Loose and shiny white skin with elevated protuberances in interseg­mental zones. (iv) For disinfection of rearing accessories, other agents like Benomyl. (i) Rearing of larvae in hygienic conditions, and. For midgut viral infection, the worms show initially no symptoms. In general, the pathogenic bacteria may attack their alimentary canal and haemolymph. Barsagade DD, Pankule SD, Tembhare DB (2009) Impact of Fungus on egg shell of tropical tasar silkworm. (iii) Following death, the body colour of larvae changes to crimson red. Both these moths belong to the family Saturnidae are large-sized and their caterpillars are also considerably monstrous, stout and about 10.00 cm long. Study on the … The fifth instar larva spin the cocoon and pupates inside. It is resulted following infection of haemolymph by bacteria. Mulberry Silkworm (Bombyx mori): It belongs to the family Bombycidae. Contaminated leaves with formalin, exposure to camphor during rearing and blocking of spiracles by dust, Uzi fly, etc. (v) Loss of clasping power of prolegs, and. Our mission is to provide an online platform to help students to discuss anything and everything about Zoology. This is a preview of subscription content. Temperature should be kept above 22°C. the permeability of gut is lowered due to lowering of pH. Sudip Patra. Oak Tasar silk moth: A finer variety of tasar silk is generated by the silkworm Antheraea proyeli and A. pernyi. Labex, a mixture of lime and bleaching powder has anti-muscardine and grasserie effects and can improve larval growth and commercial characters as well. This insect is also called the silkworm-moth and the mulberry silkworm (fig. production of raw silk from tasar silkworms was 43 tons in FY1994, the second largest in India8. (iii) Disin­fection of rearing room and appliances. This disease is also known as clear head disease because of the transparent appearance of affected worms. Since the natural food of this worm is mulberry leaves, it is called mulberry silk worm. Any kind of dampness in and around rearing place is to be avoided. Other chemicals used as contact disinfectants for muscardine include benzoic acid, aliband, chemi-chlon, benzoalkonium chloride, mixture of ceresan and lime, etc. There are 44 eco-races of A. mylitta distributed in various regions of India. Free aeration by keeping windows and doors open or by using fan for continuous flow of air should be maintained. However, oral transmission through ingestion of contaminated leaves and transmission through spiracles are also noticed. Infected eggs do not show firm attachment with the egg card due to improper deposition of glue. Sericulture 1. For preparing disinfected rearing beds, 0.4% formalinised husk can be used for the beds of I and II instars; 0.5% for II and III instars, 0.6% for IV and 0.8% for V instar. In type II response, other lepidopteran larvae only show rapid inhibition of feeding. Mulberry silk: ADVERTISEMENTS: This is produced by the worm Bombyx mori belonging to the family Bombicidiae. Shivakumar G, Shamitha G (2013) Studies on larval mortality: diseases, pest and predator menace in outdoor and indoor reared tasar silkworm, Singh KC (1991) Controlling the insect enemies of oak tasar silkworms. Before publishing your Notes on this site, please read the following pages: 1. Again, eggs may be contaminated by such faecal matter or dead tissues containing the spores during the time of oviposition or after oviposition. 2. Tasar Silk worm : Antheraea paphia This caterpillar feeds on ber, oak, sal and fig plants. Infected larvae also pass soft faeces and often die after spinning without pupating. Different fungi cause this disease but the name varies according to the colour of conidiospores, produced by them on the body of worms. In sericulture, silkworm can be attacked by various bacteria resulting in different diseases. The infected larvae pass bacterial spore containing stool which acts as new source of infection. Septicemia mainly caused by Bacillus, Streptococcus and Staphylococcus. Larvae are exposed to nature and attract various pests and predators. The causative virus enter the host midgut through oral route via ingested contaminated leaves. Mathur SK, Singhavi NR, Kushwaha RV (2005) Ecology, commercial attributes and status review of Bhandara eco-race of Indian tropical tasar silkworm, Mazur GD, Regier JC, Kafatos FC (1980) The silkmoth chorion: morphogenesis of surface structures and its relation to synthesis of specific proteins. It feeds on primary food plants, viz. Midgut polyhedrosis, on the other hand, can be transmitted through oral route or by induction due to bad environment. This website includes study notes, research papers, essays, articles and other allied information submitted by visitors like YOU. Biology, Diseases, Diseases of Silkworm, Sericulture, Silkworm, Zoology. leaves, was extracted with hexane. Bavistin, Bengard, etc. No notes for slide. or topical application of imanine can control NPV to some extent. Production of silk was confined in the region of China until the opening of Silk Road in the late half of the first millennium BC. Thanks are also due to Dr. M. P. Singh, former Vice Chancellor of Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag, for support and encouragements. Skin wound may get infection from contaminated rearing bed. Above men­tioned symptoms help to detect about flacherie – infected larvae. (i) In grainages only disease- free layings (DFLs) will be allowed for rearing. Success has been achieved in this regard to some extent. There are several varieties of silk and these are based on the type of silk worm from which it is produced. Jharkhand, India. The fungi then take saprophytic nutrition from the dead larvae tissue and grow mycelia as white flakes over the dead tissue. Bacillus thuringiensis, bacteria widely used as a bioinsecticide, release some endotoxin thuricide, that remains stored in a parasporal crystalline structure during the time of sporulation of the bacteria. Breeding of tasar silk worms is a very difficult process as the moths do not breed in captivity. Besides, histopathological studies can reveal affected cylindrical cells in gut wall in case of streptococcus infection and affected goblet cell in case of Diplococcus infection. The conidia are cylindrical and the spores are dark greenish black in colour. Tropical tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta Drury, is a non- mulberry silkworm used for commercial silk production in India. Since the natural food of this worm is mulberry leaf it is called as mulberry silkworm. & Gangwar S. K. (2007). (ii) Infected larvae should be removed/discarded. The complex of diseases caused by viruses showing jaundice-like symptoms are collectively referred to as grasserie or polyhedrosis. Terminalia tomentosa, T. arjuna and Shorea robusta and dozens of secondary food plants. It is less lustrous than mulberry silk, but has its own feel and appeal. This disease is caused by the toxins released by some bioinsecticidal bacteria. The newly hatched larvae who take part of chorion of such contaminated eggs may get infection. Research Digest Lab notes: Tasar silk may be better than mulberry silk for medical applications Tasar silk is stronger, tougher and coarser and unlikely to get damaged at high temperatures. About the size and color of a cotton ball, the cocoon is constructed from one continuous strand of silk, perhaps 1.5 km long (nearly a mile). The larvae are voracious feeders while, adult are non-feeders. c. Eri or Arundi silkworm (Attacus ricini) - feeds on castor - Eri silk d Munga silkworm (Antherea assama) feeds on oak and other forest trees - Munga silk Thiopalia religiosa feeds on machilus & fucus species - Devmuga silk. In: Suryanarayana N et al. (vii) The larvae show signs of pain, convulsions and die. Tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta (Fig.1.4) mainly thrives on the food plants Asan and Arjun. Eco- friendly Activity . Rearing room and bed should be free from humidity and darkness as these can stimulate the growth of fungi. These eggs are pale yellow in colour and may fail to hatch. Tasar culture is a traditional practice of local tribes in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha since time immemorial. environmental conditions for silkworm rearing, leaf harvest, transportation and preservation, leaf quality and quantity, late age rearing, mechanization in silkworm rearing Unit IV: Non- mulberry silkworm rearing (10) Tasar Silkworm Rearing, Oak Tasar Silkworm Rearing, Eri Silkworm Rearing, Muga Silkworm Rearing (i) Good sanitation, specially cleaning the room with hot water to inactivate the toxin. Yellow muscardine fungi affect the gut of larvae, while red muscardine fungi attack the body wall. It is actually one of a number of tasar silkworms, species that produce Tussar silk, a kind of wild silk that is made from the products of saturniid silkworms instead of the domesticated silkworm (Bombyx mori). Sericulture 1. Black muscardine is spread by Metarrhizium arisopliae. Eri Silk – It is spun from cocoons of silkworms belonging to Eco- friendly Activity . Welcome to NotesOnZoology.com! Stationery items viz., Note book (35 pcs), pen (35 pcs), chart paper (10 Pcs), ... * Understanding the life cycle of tasar silkworm and linkage among silkworm rearers, graineurs and yarn producers. 2. Disclaimer Copyright, Zoology Notes | Exclusive Notes on Zoology for Students, Diseases of Aquarium Fishes (With Treatment). Observations reveal the possibility of differential response by haemocytes to microbial infection in different breeds. The head bears a pair of compound eyes, a pair of branched or feathery antennae and the mouth parts. (ii) Disinfection of rearing place and appliances between each stage of whole rearing process. Aspergillus flavus and A. oryzel cause brown muscardine with pro­ducing spores dirty brown in colour. Note: Features marked with ‘ ... Tasar Silkworm: (a) Tropical Tasar Silkworm Antheraea mylita (Its host plant is Terminalia arjuna) 22 Laboratory Manual: Biology (b) Temperate Tasar Silkworm; (i) A.proyeli (ii) A. papha. The fungal spores upon falling on the body surface of silkworm germinate and gradually penetrate the cuticle by mechanical and enzymatic forces. In sericulture, the silkworm rearing process begins with the laying of eggs by the female silk moth. Indian Silk:19–23, Singh RN, Thangavelu K (1991) Parasites and predators of tasar silkworm –. Viral Diseases 4. Pathogenic infection in tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta Drury. « hide 10 20 30 40 50 mafknivvls aciilgaalp vdkqpvmkeq psevlfkegk paiiecfteg 60 70 80 90 100 keegnkyfwq kdgksfdlqq nhatmrkdeg slvflnpqas degqyqcfae 110 120 130 140 150 tpagvassrv isfrktylia gpvkshdktp vegkpfqldc vvpnaypkpe 160 170 180 190 200 iywkkrlsga dptadstsfn rritagpdgn lyfetvtkdd vsdihiyvcv 210 220 230 240 250 aknaavndev plveyiikgv tkdtsgynge lvpqylskdm makagdttmi 260 270 … It is very strong, durable, and elastic.Eri silk is darker and heavier than other silks and blends well with wools and cotton. silkworms in India, accordingly sericulture is classified into Mulberry Culture, Tasar Culture, Muga Culture and Eri Culture, and each one is described separately in the following text. If infection occurs in 5th instar stage, the adult moth normally emerges through pupal stage. Indian attire inspired from traditions and values easily take shape in Tussah silk. The infective spore stage and vegetative stage. This toxin, if taken by the larvae orally causes two types of responses: In type I response, the larvae of B. mori stop feeding, haemo­lymph becomes alkaline and paralysis occurs within 60-80 minutes of intake. Live infected pupa if present inside the cocoon, may show black, swollen body with black spots on sides of abdomen. ADVERTISEMENTS: In this article we will discuss about the Diseases of Silkworm:- 1. Scales fall off easily from the body of pebrine infected moths. Antheraea mylitta is wild and polyphagous. Rearing temperature has an important influence on the efficiency of food utilization by larvae of the silkworm Bombyx mori L. To assess food intake and utilization efficiency in B. mori reared at different temperature combinations, larvae of Pure Mysore race were fed ad libitum on M5 mulberry leaves and reared at four different constant temperatures, viz. Such leaves when taken by other larvae, they get infected. Abstract. ... • Oak Tasar is a finer variety of Tasar produced by the temperate Tasar silkworm, Antheraea proylei which feeds on natural oak plants (Quercus sp.) Ambica publisher, Bombay, p 252, Jolly MS, Sen SK, Sonwalkar TN, Prasad GK (1979) Non mulberry silk. Full fed tasar silkworm larvae measured 107.72 ± 10.23 mm in length and 19.12 ± 0.88 mm in breadth under indoor conditions. Muga Silkworm: Antheraea assemiensis (Its host plant is Machilus.) In this article we will discuss about the Diseases of Silkworm:- 1. White muscardine is caused by Beauveria bas- siana where the conidia are spherical/oval and spores are like white powdery specks. P.ricini (also called as castor silkworm) is a domesticated one reared on castor oil plant leaves to produce a white or brick-red silk popularly known as Eri silk. There are four main species of silkworms, namely Mulberry silkworm, Muga silkworm, Tasar silkworm, and Eri silkworm. I am also thankful to Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai, for their financial support and Directorate of Sericulture, Government of Maharashtra, and Regional Tasar Research Station, Bhandara, India, for their field support. Privacy Policy3. The rearing room and appliances should be disinfected immediately after muscardine infection before the next rearing. These should also be kept dry during the period between rearing. All rearing appliances including the rearing room then should be disinfected with 4-5% formalin solution or by spreading bleaching powder. Pebrine infected adult moths show black spot on abdomen, deformed antennae, unstretched, and discoloured wings. Tasar . Sriharan TP, Samson MV, Krishnaswami S, Dutta RK (1971) Laboratory investigation on uzifly, Srivastava PK, Thangavelu K (2005) Sericulture and seri – biodiversity. Hatching percentage was 67.44 ± 5.97%. The following are some of the varieties of silk. Protozoan Diseases: Pebrine: The most virulent protozoan disease of silkworm is Pebrine, so named as the infected worms show some pepper-like black spots. According to historians, silk production originated in China during the Neolithic period of the Stone Age. TRAINING MODULE FOR TASAR COMMERCIAL REARERS 4 Time Module 12:00 - 12:15 PM Tea Break 12:15 - 2:00 PM Tasar Host Tree Management * How are you maintaining your host plant now a day? Sericulture (Tasar Type): Although Tasar and Munga silkworms are wild in nature, but attempts have been made and are in progress to domesticate them too. Part of Springer Nature. Sericulture sector is a eco- friendly activity because as a perennial crop with good foliage mulberry contributes to soil conservation and provides greenery. Silkworm Rearing. Not affiliated Over 10 million scientific documents at your fingertips. From around 300 AD, the cultivation of silk reached … Tasar silk is mainly produced in Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal & Andhra Pradesh. The silk cocoon serves as protection for the pupa. Again, symptoms of flacherie may not be same in all types of flacherie. Antheraea mylitta is wild and polyphagous. Barsagade, DD (1998) Studies on the silk gland development and silk protein synthesis in the tasar silkworm. Primary agent is some virus while Streptococcus bombycis acts as the secondary invader. Tasar silkworm process can offer supplementary gainful employment for tribals compare to other sericulture activities. TOS4. (ii) Heal­thy and quality leaves should be supplied to rearing larvae, (iii) Unhealthy larvae should be discarded from rearing trays, and. Observations reveal the possibility of differential response by haemocytes to microbial infection in different breeds. can be used instead of routine formalin/bleaching powder. The life cycle of A. mylitta passes through four stages – egg, larva, pupa and adult. is common and there is a breed specific response regarding tolerance. (ii) Removal of dead / infected larvae from rearing tray. Share Your PDF File and Kashmir; Name the types of nitrogenous bases present in the RNA. Tasar Silkworm Biology. During moulting, new bed should be kept thin and old newspaper can be kept below the bed to prevent mus­cardine infection during wet season. and tapioca (Manihot utilizsima Phol.) Associate Publishing Company, New Delhi, Suryanarayana, N., Shova Beck. Note: The equipment requirement may vary according to the scale of rearing. PDF | On Dec 28, 2019, Dr. Ravindra M Aurade published BIOCHEMICAL-STUDIES-ON-SILKWORM-AND-TASAR-COCOON | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate Content Guidelines 2. First predation record of. This mixture taken in muslin cloth can be spread directly on silkworm in each instar at a recommended dosage of 4 gm/ 0.1 nr of rearing tray. To date, no molecular marker associated with cocoon and shell weights has been identified in this species. What is silk: The silk clothes that we use are made of fibers or silk threadsproduced from the secretion of saUvary glands of silk moth. GENERAL NOTE Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(2), 1995, 179-181 OCCURRENCE OF A NEMATODE IN THE TROPICAL TASAR SILKWORM, ANTHERAEA MYLITTA (SATURNIIDAE) Additional key words: silk production, parasitization, India, The infestation of insects by nematode parasitoids is well documented in the literature (Lieutier & Vallet 1982, McCoy & Kaplan 1983, Simmons & Rogers 1990, … The Silkworm, Bombyx mori produces the silk of commercial importance. c. Eri or Arundi silkworm (Attacus ricini) - feeds on castor - Eri silk d Munga silkworm (Antherea assama) feeds on oak and other forest trees - Munga silk Thiopalia religiosa feeds on machilus & fucus species - Devmuga silk. 3.37b). The diseases having symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting are collectively called Flacherie. Silkworm rearings are of four types – Mulberry, Eri, Muga, and Tasar. © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. (2) Midgut cytoplasmic polyhedrosis or Midgut nuclear poly­hedrosis. BOMBYX MORI (SILKMOTH) The external features of mulberry silkworm is given below: (i) Body colour is creamy white and measures approximately 25 mm in length (Fig. Burning of 20-30 gm of sulphur/m3 area of rearing space is very effective to prevent growth of muscardine fungi. (eds) Tasar culture – Principles and practices volume – 1 tasar silkworm host plants – production, protection and improvement, Central Tasar Research & Training Institute, Piska- Nagri, Ranchi. 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