Environmental Controlling Factors of Tasar Silkworms Antheria mylitta Drury (Lepidoptera : Saturniidae)

Authors

  • Amit Ranjan
  • Anjana Poddar
  • S.P. Roy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/on.v10i1.7771

Keywords:

Life cycle, ecological diversity, oviposition, hatchability, cocoon formation, silk production

Abstract

The paper deals with the ovipositioin, hatchability, fecundity larval and pupal performances of a tropical variety of tasar silkworms Antheria mylitta Drury (Lepidoptera : Saturniidae). The Tasar silkworms have been cultured feeding on the leaves of Arjun (Terminalia arjuna) in the laboratory at temperature 30°C and humidity 86% which has been recorded congenial for the hatching of the larvae. It was estimated that a potent female laid 285 eggs which are all variable and hatched into first instar larvae i.e. of 7 days each. Such a high reproductive potential of tasar silkworms will be beneficial for tasar production which has high value in the trade and commerce.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/on.v10i1.7771

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Published

2013-03-13

How to Cite

Ranjan, A., Poddar, A., & Roy, S. (2013). Environmental Controlling Factors of Tasar Silkworms Antheria mylitta Drury (Lepidoptera : Saturniidae). Our Nature, 10(1), 115–118. https://doi.org/10.3126/on.v10i1.7771

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