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Explain sericulture and moriculture. Can a silkworm be both a caterpillar and a larva? Explain. [3 MARKS]


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The rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk or the breeding and raising of silkworms for the production of silk economically is known as sericulture.

Moriculture is defined as the science of mulberry cultivation for silk production because the silkworm feeds on mulberry leaves.
Yes, a silkworm is a larva and a larva is a caterpillar as well.

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