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890007E – 7668   Bombyx mori (Linnaeus, 1758)
Distribution Data for Bombyx mori
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Synonymy: • Phalaena mori Linnaeus, 1758
• Bombyx arracanensis Moore & Hutton, 1862
• Bombyx brunnea Grόnberg, 1911
• Bombyx croesi Moore & Hutton, 1862
• Bombyx fortunatus Moore & Hutton, 1862
• Bombyx fuscata Motschulsky, 1866
• Bombyx meridionalis Wood-Mason, 1886
• Bombyx sinensis Moore & Hutton, 1862
• Bombyx textor Moore & Hutton, 1862
Taxonomic Notes: Phalaena mori Linnaeus, 1758 is listed as excluded (occuring in NA only in domestication) by St Laurent (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023) but is included here for reference purposes.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Franclemont, J. G., 1973. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.1: p. 24; pl. 11.17-21. order or free PDF
Bombyx mori
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Bombyx mori
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Bombyx mori
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Bombyx mori
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