family Bombycidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Bombycidae - Chinese silkworm moth
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Lepidoptera, order Lepidoptera - moths and butterflies
bombycid, bombycid moth, silkworm moth - moderate-sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk
Bombyx, genus Bombyx - type genus of the Bombycidae: Chinese silkworm moth
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In general, silk divided into 2 catagories: family Bombycidae (domestic or mulberry silk) and Saturniidae (wild or non-mulberry silk) [3].
In this paper, the new genus Valvaribifidum belonging to the family Bombycidae (Lepidoptera) is described on the basis of a new species V.