Old Salem Silkmoths

Dr William E Conner conner at wfu.edu
Fri Sep 18 16:27:44 EDT 1998

Hey folks,

	In Winston-Salem, NC there is a well preserved Moravian village called Old
Salem. In the historical records of Old Salem dating from 1830 there are
documents referring to the rearing of Bombyx atlas for the purposes of
obtaining silk. Does anyone know what species of moth this might be? The
author mentions collecting them while walking through the woods and placing
their offspring on apple, hickory, and elder. Any ideas? 

Bill Conner

William E. Conner                                                    
Department of Biology                                      
Wake Forest University                              
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Winston-Salem, NC 27109

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