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Definition: Philosamia cynthia
, n. [AS. seolcwyrm.] (Zo["o]l.)
The larva of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths,
which spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its
cocoon before changing to a pupa.
Note: The common species (Bombyx mori
) feeds on the leaves
of the white mulberry tree. It is native of China, but
has long been introduced into other countries of Asia
and Europe, and is reared on a large scale. In America
it is reared only to small extent. The Ailanthus
silkworm (Philosamia cynthia
) is a much larger
species, of considerable importance, which has been
introduced into Europe and America from China. The most
useful American species is the Polyphemus. See
, the larva of the Pernyi moth. See Pernyi moth
, a substance prepared from the contents of the
silk glands of silkworms and used in making lines for
angling. See Gut
, a disease of silkworms; muscardine.