Silk-Worm Fashion


Silkworms Pose With Eboni and Silk Dress on ANTM Photo: THE CW

Silk production is the second largest insect industry after honey bees.  Silk is made by silkworm caterpillars who encase themselves with lengthy single strand as they form their cocoon.  The caterpillars are quite charming and photogenic.  At our recent BugBowl display on silk, people crowded the display to handle the silkworms.  It is not surprising that the photogenic caterpillars made an appearance on America’s Next Top Model.  These photogenic creatures stole the show.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is a retired Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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