The process of cultivating silkworms and extracting silk from them is known as Sericulture. The caterpillars of the domestic silkmoth are the foremost commonly used silkworm species in sericulture. Other sorts of silkworms also are cultivated for the manufacturing of ‘wild silks’. A picture detailing the various sorts of silkworms is provided below. Sericulture may be a vital domestic industry in many countries. The top producers of silk in the world are India and China. The silk output of those two countries combined accounts for over 60% of the worldwide production.
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