Biolife, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2015
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17812/blj2015.32.20

Research Article:




Kavane   R.  P

Department of Zoology, Y.C.W.M. Waranangar, Kolhapur, INDIA, 416113

*Email: k.rangrao@rediffmail.com 

Abstract

Indian moon moth Actias selene, a wild silkworm is not reared in laboratory .in spite of rich diversity of host food plants of Actias silkworm and conducive climate for rearing this worm, very little attention is paid from India. Therefore, boosting of Indian moon moth culture business, biodiversity of host food plants of A. selene have been studied in all, 29 species of host food plants have been reported from different geographical parts of India. The important species refers to Rhizophora sp., Terminalia arjuna, T. tomentosa, Hibiscus sp and Prunus amygdalus, etc.

Key words: Indian moon moth, Actias selene, food plants, wild sericulture, India.


Published online 24th May, 2015
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How to Cite this Article:

Kavane   R.  P (2015). Occurrence of natural food plants of Indian moon moth Actias selene (Hubner) silkworm from India. Biolife, 3(2), pp 496-498. doi:10.17812/blj2015.32.20


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