South Asian Ways of Silk - A Patchwork of Biology, Manufacture, Culture and HistoryOle Zethner*
Department of Entomology, University of Copenhagen and International Integrated Management and Agroforestry, Denmark
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ole Zethner
Department of Entomology
University of Copenhagen (retired), and International Integrated Management and Agroforestry Kongevej
4, 4450 Jyderup, Denmark
Tel: +45 44 95 17 77
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 29, 2016; Accepted date: March 23, 2016; Published date: March 28, 2016
Citation: Zethner O (2016) “South Asian Ways of Silk - A Patchwork of Biology, Manufacture, Culture and History”. Entomol Ornithol Herpetol 5:174. doi: 10.4172/2161-0983.1000174
Copyright: © 2016 Zethner O. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This note reviews the biological aspects of the book “South Asian Ways of Silk - A Patchwork of Biology, Manufacture, Culture and History”, covering the different species of silk moths and their management. The review centers on the Mulberry Silk Moth but also other silk moths (the Eri Silk Moth and wild silk moths) are covered in detail. Considerable research has taken place in most South Asian countries, which now has to be carried out to the rearers of silk moths, who are the backbone of sericulture. Obstacles to this are mentioned.