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Semi-captive rearing of the African wild silkmoth Gonometa postica (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) on an indigenous and a non-indigenous host plant in Kenya
TLDR
Sexual dimorphism was exhibited in both pupal and adult stages, females being larger and heavier than males and male larvae spun cocoons earlier than females but moths of both sexes emerged simultaneously. Expand
Extraction of Natural Silk Fibre from Cocoons of Argema mimosae (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)
TLDR
Physical characteristics of the A. mimosae cocoons can be processed for natural silk fibre production and offer communities adjacent to forests an excellent opportunity to engage in production of natural wild silk. Expand