The (a) female silk moth lays (b) eggs, from which hatch (c) larvae called (d) caterpillars or (e) silkworms. They grow in size and when the caterpillar is ready to enter the next stage of its life history called (f) pupa, it first weaves a covering to hold itself, which is known as (g) cocoon.
- Firstly the female adult silk moth lays eggs from which larvae come out.
- These larvae are called caterpillars or silkworms.
- These silkworms feed on mulberry leaves and start to grow in size.
- The next stage of life of a silkworm is called pupa.
- Before entering into next stage, caterpillar covers itself into silk fibre.This covering is called cocoon.