From the limited searching I did - it seems like
they will eat all types
of mulberry tree leaves. Originally, the silkworms
were fed White mulberry
(native to Asia); however it seems that many
people feed what ever
mulberry is around. This includes the Red mulberry
(native to North
America). A good resource is this website:
here to read
This is a teacher who has a lot of
resources on growing silkworms in the classroom.
She may be able to help
you answer this question.
Mulberry trees include at least ten different
kinds ('species'), and are live in many places in
North America, Europe, and Asia. Silk worms come
from China and Korea, and they eat the kind of
mulberry that lives in those countries. We have
planted that tree in our country, so the silk
worms can eat it here, too, but I do not think
that they eat the other types of mulberry that
live in other parts of the world.
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