Bombyx is the genus of true silkmoths or mulberry silkmoths of the family Bombycidae. For a few thousand years, people only recognised 2 species, but then several other less important species were discovered, and the genus contains 2 tested hybrid species- a semi-natural cross between a female Bombyx mori and a male Bombyx mandarina, and an other hybrid the other way around from the first.
- Bombyx horsfieldi (Moore, 1860)
- Bombyx huttoni Westwood, 1847
- Bombyx incomposita van Eecke, 1929
- Bombyx lemeepauli Lemée, 1950
- Bombyx mandarina, wild silkmoth
- Bombyx mori, domesticated silkmoth. "Silkworm" is the name usually applied to the caterpillars of this species. They have lost the ability to fly.
- Bombyx rotundapex Miyata & Kishida, 1990
- Bombyx shini Park and Sohn, 2002
- Bombyx Hybrid, a hybrid between B. mori and B. mandarina
- Bombyx second Hybrid, a hybrid between a male B. mori and a female B. mandarina. It is completely dependent on humans to survive.
- K. Thangavelu (2003). "Conservation status of silkworm genetic resources in India". In Kee-Wook Sohn. Conservation Status of Sericulture Germplasm Resources in the World - II. Conservation Status of Silkworm (Bombyx Mori) Genetic Resources in the World. Food and Agriculture Organization.
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