do silkworms eat mulberry and lettuce

Chris Conlan conlan at
Mon Aug 28 21:01:47 EDT 2000

I have only heard of true silkworms (B. mori) eating lettuce out of 
desperation in the last instar or two.  There may be some lab strains out
there though that are a bit less picky but don't know for sure.


From: tabbie_mc at
To: leps-l at
Subject: do silkworms eat mulberry and lettuce
Date: Sun, Aug 27, 2000, 6:52 PM

I've read that silkworms will eat lettuce as well
as mulberry leaves - is this the case?  Are there
any other alternative foods for them?

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