The life cycle of the silk moth starts when a female silk moth lays eggs. Here the life cycle is explained in detail.
Stage 1: Egg
The life cycle of the silkworm starts with the formation of an egg. The egg is laid by a female moth which is mostly the size of small dots. A female moth lays more than 350 eggs at a time. In the springtime, the eggs hatch due to the warmth in the air. This procedure happens once every year.
Stage 2: Silkworm
A hairy silkworm arises after the eggs crack. In this stage of silkworms, growth happens. they feed on mulberry leaves and consume a large amount of these leaves for around 30 days before going to the next stage.
Stage 3: Cocoon
In this stage, silkworms spin a protective cocoon around themselves. It is the size of a small cotton ball and is made of a single thread of silk.
Stage 4: Pupa
The pupa stage is a motionless stage. In this stage, people kill the pupa by plunging the cocoon into boiling water and unwind the silk thread.
Stage 5: Moth
In this stage, the pupa changes into an adult moth. The female moth lays eggs after mating and thus the life cycle of the silkworm begins again.