Moth Larva Eaten Alive by Ants After Making Cocoon

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A moth larva made its cocoon in a corner of a wall where I live. After a few days, it’s eaten alive by ants, leaving nothing but an empty cocoon.


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The Amazing Silkworm

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In this modern age there are many synthetic fibres, for instance, Torin. As well as these, natural fibres are still used as raw material for the textile industry. Wool, cotton and silk are natural fibres. Silk thread is produced by the larva of a moth called "Bombix mori".


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Use of Natural Antibiotics in Beewolf Society

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The common beewolves are neither bees nor wolves; they are actually digger wasps of the genus Philanthus that hunt bees. While they do have a cool name and cool job description, their larva are quite vulnerable during the hibernation months. The beewolf larva incubate for several month in its cocoon before hatching. During this time however, the larva is susceptible to bacterial or fungal infections. So how do the bee-hunters protect their young from these harmful microbes? They make friends with the microbes’ natural enemies.


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The Story of Silk: From Caterpillar to Cocoon

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The silkworm or caterpillar Bombyx Mori eats voraciously the mulberry leaves, weaves a cocoon of silk and metamorphizes into a pupa and later, into a moth, but the cocoon has to be stifled to get the royal, pricey silk. Making silk from silkworm caterpillar, or rather its cocoon, is a fascinating story.


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Ahimsa Silk: A Humane Silk Variety

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The cocoons are not boiled to kill the larvae. Therefore this is called the peace silk.


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A Wonderful World of Moths and Butterflies

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Did you ever wonder where butterflies and moths come from, where they go, how they live and where they die? If you search into the history of it you will definitely be excited. Both are having the same shape and have the same kind of tissues; yet they are different from each other in many natures.


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