Copyright © Directorate of Sericulture 2014. It is a relative of the Tropical Tussah silkmoth, Antheraea mylitta of India, and also related to Antheraea polyphemus, the American Polyphemus silkmoth. Since non-mulberry silkworms are polyphagous in nature, thus on the basis of host plant preference the host plants can be classified as primary, secondary and tertiary. Singh and B.C. Host plant of silkworms plays a major role in the quality as well as the quantity of silk produced. Hand-woven in 2010 in Uttarakhand. Member Secretary & CEO, Central Silk Board, CSB Complex, B.T.M. of Visitors (Since April 2010) Received directly from India in October 2010. This consists of all the other varieties of silk, viz: Temperate tasar silk. Eri Silkworm: Philosamia ricinii (Its host plant is castor, Ricinus communis.) Tasar is a variety of silk produced from tropical tasar silkworm (Antheraea mylitta) and temperate tasar silkworm (Antheraea proyeli J) by feeding on Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Asan (Terminalia tomentosa) and Oak plants (Querecus sp.). Muga Silkworm: Antheraea assemiensis(Its host plant is Machilus.) All photographs and drawings copyrighted by the Mississippi Entomological Museum, Uploaded on The proylei silk is the finest tasar silk ever produced in India, and the insect has outrun its … Eri Silkworm: Philosamia ricinii (Its host plant is castor, Ricinus communis.) (Its host plants are Sal, Oak, Fig.etc.) This species is native to India. Mishra, D. Kumar, B.M.K. Thirty-five species have been recorded : thirty one in the Indo –Australian biogeographic region, three in palaeartic region and one in the U.S.A. . While making tea, Xilingji accidentally dropped a silkworm cocoon into a cup of hot water and found that the silk fiber could be loosened and unwound. In temperate tasar a total of 10 species of oak are growing in the eastern part of the country and 6 species in the Western Himalayas for silkworm rearing. It is a relative of the tropical tussah silk moth, Antheraea mylitta of India, and also related to Antheraea polyphemus, the American polyphemus silk moth. It is produced in China, India, and Japan. The so-called hybrid was named Antheraea proylei Jolly. Oak tasar silkworm exhibits weak bivoltinism and is a semi-domesticated lepidopteran. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 22(2): 93-99. The samples illustrated here were obtained directly from India from reliable sources. Prasad (Its host plants are Sal, Oak, Fig.etc.) (India). (n = 49). of India PO- Piska-Nagri RANCHI 835 303, Jharkhand, India Ph: 0651-2775815 Fax: 0651-2775629 Email: ctrtiran.csb@nic.in ctrticsb@gmail.com Office Timing: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM 2 nd Saturday & Sunday Holiday No. Commercialization of RTRS-1 : A cross breed of Oak tasar silkworm 3. It is the source of tussah spinning fiber that is used in the West. Sericulture and seri-biodiversity. It is produced in China, India, and Japan. Vanya or non-mulberry silk. It is generated by the Antheraeamyiitta silkworm, which mainly thrives on the Asan and Arjun food plants. (Japan). The Taser cocoon is a very large, size 5 x 3 cm, oval shape, and weight from 7 to 14 gm. Four species of the genus Antheraea Hubner and used for commercial production: the tropical tasar silkworm: A. mylitta D.(India) and the temperate silkworms: A. proylei J. It is a relative of the tropical tussah silk moth, Antheraea mylitta of India, and also related to Antheraea polyphemus, the American polyphemus silk moth. In China, they are fed on plantations of specially trimmed oak trees … (b) Temperate Tasar Silkworm; (i)A.proyeli (ii) A. papha. (Its host plants are Sal, Oak, Fig.etc.) Large quantity of Indian and Chinese tasar cocoons are utilized to produce various types of textiles. The filament length ranges from 800 m to 1500 m. Muga Silk: It is produced in India. Chutia, Bhuban Chandra & L. N. Kakati. Tropical Tasar Culture.- Chapter 11. The temperate tasar insect is an interspecific hybrid (A. proylei, Jolly) evolved by crossing indigenous A. roylei Mr. (n = 30) with its Chinese counterpart A. pernyi G.M. Temperate Tasar Culture.- Chapter 12. Each and every species of silkworm … It is referred to as tussah, Chinese tussah, oak tussah, or temperate tussah. The natural color of the silk is usually a grayish brown color, but sometimes it is light beige like Chinese tussah. These silkworms constitute … In the 1970s Indian sericulturists began to culture strains of wild silkworms that were derived from crosses between the Chinese Antheraea pernyi and the Himalayan Antheraea roylei Moore. The non-mulberry silkworms are eri (Samia ricini), Muga (Antheraea assama), temperate tasar (Antherara myllita) and tropical tasar (Antherara proylei). The handspun weft is temperate tasar, and the warps are temperate tasar and eri (Samia ricini) silks, both handspun. The temperate species of this silkworm, namely, Antheraea proylei Jolly, feeds on different species of Quercus which are widely distributed in this region. Four species of the genus Antheraea Hubner and used for commercial production: the tropical tasar silkworm: A. mylitta D.(India) and the temperate silkworms: A. proylei J. All Rights Reserved. Eri Silkwor m: Philosamia ricinii (Its host plant is castor , Ricinus communis.) Each and every species of silkwor m has its own specific size as well as featur es. (China and … Central Tasar Research and Training Institute Central Silk Board Ministry of Textiles: Govt. A. pernyi G.M. The Taser cocoon is a very large, size 5 x 3 cm, oval shape, and weight from 7 to 14 gm. Muga Silkworm: Antheraea assemiensis (Its host plant is Machilus.) Layout, Madivala, Hosur Road, Bangalore – 560 068, Karnataka State, INDIA. Temperate or Oak tasar culture is of recent origin in India being practiced in its sub-Himalayan belt extending from Kashmir in North to Manipur in east. Colors are from natural vegetable dyes. Description: Women's wrapper with temperate tasar silk (Antheraea proylei, a cross between A. pernyi and A. roylei). In China, they are fed on plantations of specially trimmed oak trees … ), Bogori (Zizyphus jujuba Mill) etc. (China and the U.S.S.R.) and A. yamamai G.M. It is the source of Tussah spinning fiber that we use in the West. This silkworm is raised in China for its silk. The proteinaceous components of Ap silk proteins, namely fibroin and sericin may represent an alternative over mulberry Bombyx mori silk proteins. ), Bogori (Zizyphus jujuba Mill) etc. Fr. 2005. Eri Silkwor m: Philosamia ricinii (Its host plant is castor , Ricinus communis.) This silkworm is raised in China for its silk. For other questions or comments about this site contact Joe MacGown: jmacgown@entomology.msstate.edu The so-called hybrid was named Antheraea proylei Jolly. Introduction | Silk Textiles in MEM | Glossary | References | Acknowledgments | Anthropological Entomology | MEM, Page Author: Jennifer Seltzer: jls30@entomology.msstate.edu     In the 1970s Indian sericulturists began to culture strains of wild silkworms that were derived from crosses between the Chinese Antheraea pernyi and the Himalayan Antheraea roylei Moore. (b) Temperate Tasar Silkworm; (i) A.proyeli (ii) A. papha. Commercialization of C27 : A cross breed of Oak tasar silkworm I. TEMPERATE (OAK) TASAR – SILKWORM REARING 1. Temperate Tasar Silk Also called oak tasar silk in India, this silk is a relatively recent innovation. The primary food plant of eri silkworm is castor and 41 accessions are maintained. Temperate Tasar. Tasar Silkworms have a similar scientific name to the Muga Silkworms, and it is the Anthearaea Mylitta. Tasar Silk: Tasar silkworms are raised in tropical and temperate regions. Temperate or Oak tasar culture is of recent origin in India being practiced in its sub-Himalayan belt extending from Kashmir in North to Manipur in east. There are five species in temperate tasar. 1. Besides these, the silkworm feeds on Phutuka (Melastoma melabathricum Linn. About 14 morphotypes of som and 10 morphotypes of soalu are maintained for muga silkworm. Associated It is the source of tussah spinning fiber that is used in the West. Tasar silkworms are reared in the tropical and temperate zones. xvii + 254 pp., 48 color figures. Muga Silkworm: Antheraea assemiensis(Its host plant is Machilus.) The site is running on Beta Version. Also called oak tasar silk in India, this silk is a relatively recent innovation. It is a relative of the Tropical Tussah silkmoth, Antheraea mylitta of India, and also related to Antheraea polyphemus, the American Polyphemus silkmoth Biology and rearing performance of Antheraea Bombyx mori (mulberry silkworm) feeds on mulberry leaves, Philosomia ricini (eri silkworm) on castor leaves, Anthraea assama (muga silkworm) on som and soalu leaves, Anthraea proylei (temperate/oak tasar silkworm) on oak leaves, and Anthraea mylitta (tropical tasar silkworm) on Terminalia leaves. The Indian Tasar Silkworm, Antheraea mylitta is a natural fauna of tropical India, represented by more than 20 ecoraces. However , GRASSERIE: Causative agent: Bombyx mori Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus Occurrence: The disease prevails all through the year but its severity is more during Summer and Rainy seasons. It is found in the sub-Himalayan belt in parts of Assam, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. It is produced on a very limited scale, and merchants usually mix it in with tropical tasar in the silk trade in India. Muga Sericulture.- Chapter 14. are some of the endemic species of the tropical region of India. Srivastav, P. K. and K. Thangavelu. Oak tasar silkworm rearing technology J. TEMPERATE (OAK) TASAR – SILKWORM SEED PRODUCTION 1. Tasar silkworms are reared in the tropical and temperate zones.       entirely of sericultural origin. (b) Temperate Tasar Silkworm; (i)A.proyeli (ii) A. papha. Over time, the strains began to decline (Srivastav & Thangavelu 2005, pages 101–104), and now this type of wild silk is mainly cultivated in three small states in India: Manipur in the Northeast and Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir in the North. The secondary food plants are Also called oak tasar silk in India, this silk is a relatively recent innovation. 1.3.1.2. De Wright & Am. Besides these, the silkworm feeds on Phutuka (Melastoma melabathricum Linn.      the Indian Academy of Sericulture 15(1): 63–72. Food plants of tasar silkworm The important food plants are Arjun (Termanalia arjuna Roxb. In the 1970s Indian sericulturists began to culture strains of wild silkworms that were derived from crosses between the Chinese Antheraea pernyi and the Himalayan Antheraea roylei Moore. Chinese nonmulberry temperate oak tasar/tussah, Antheraea pernyi (Ap) silk is a natural biopolymer that has attracted considerable attention as a biomaterial. Rathore1 and Y. Srinivasulu2 1Basic Tasar Silkworm Seed Organization, Central Silk Board, Pendari Via-Bharni, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India- 495001 2Regional Extension Centre, Central Silk Board, Chitradurga, Karnataka, India-577501 (2013) reported that one of the main constraint in tasar culture is … Silkworm Diseases and Pests.- Chapter 10. Eri Silk Oak tasar silkworm exhibits weak bivoltinism and is a semi-domesticated lepidopteran. This new type of silk was greeted with a lot of enthusiasm in the 1970s and 1980s, and was intended to exploit the abundant fields of oaks in the sub-Himalayan belt (Goel & Krishna Rao 2004). (b) Temperate Tasar Silkworm; (i) A.proyeli (ii) A. papha. The oak tract extending from Jammu and Kash-mir in the West to Manipur in the east, embracing Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland inhabits the temperate tasar silkworm. • Oak Tasar is a finer variety of Tasar produced by the temperate Tasar silkworm, Antheraea proylei which feeds on natural oak plants (Quercus sp.) Silk production has a long history. This silkworm is raised in China for its silk. Japanese oak silkworm, Antheraea yamamai is a native of Japan with 31 chromosomes. It is actually one of a number of tasar silkworms, species that produce Tussar silk, a kind of wild silk that is made from the products of saturniid silkworms instead of the domesticated silkworm (Bombyx mori). Besides these, the silkworm feeds on Phutuka (Melastoma melabathricum Linn. Temperate TAsar (A. Proylei) This is an hybrid worm. Each and every species of silkworm … (Its host plants are Sal, Oak, Fig.etc.) Goel, R. K. and J. V. Krishna Rao. Chinese nonmulberry temperate oak tasar/tussah, Antheraea pernyi (Ap) silk is a natural biopolymer that has attracted considerable attention as a biomaterial.       Publishing Company, New Delhi. Antheraea proylei Jolly Temperate Tasar Silk. It is valued for its rich texture and natural deep gold color. Bulletin of It is referred to as Tussah, Chinese Tussah, Oak Tussah, or Temperate Tussah. Effect of Temperature on Hemocytic Immune Responses of Tropical Tasar Silkworm, Antheraea mylitta D J.P. Pandey, P.K. Temperate or Oak tasar culture is of recent origin in India being practiced in its sub-Himalayan belt extending from Kashmir in North to Manipur in east. Publishing Corp., New Delhi. and is found in abundance in the sub-Himalayan belt. xii + 247 pp. ), Asan (Termanalia tomentosa, W & A) and Sal (Shorea robusta Gaertn.). The non-mulberry silkworms are eri (Samia ricini), Muga (Antheraea assama), temperate tasar (Antherara myllita) and tropical tasar (Antherara proylei). are some of the endemic species of the tropical region of India. DISEASES 1. 2004. A. pernyi G.M. The active phase of life cycle of tasar silkworm begins with the onset of monsoon when the silk moth emerges from the pupa by piercing through the cocoon. tasar silkworm rearing depends mainly on choosing suitable locations and allocating to each location, the right season and food plant most likely to get success in the area selected for rearing. Tasar Silk: Tasar silkworms are raised in tropical and temperate regions. Diverse evidence that Antheraea pernyi (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is It is the source of Tussah spinning fiber that we use in the West. 1. Source of infection: Silkworm gets infected when it feed on contaminated mulberry leaves. Besides these, the silkworm feeds on Phutuka (Melastoma melabathricum Linn. It is referred to as tussah, Chinese tussah, oak tussah, or temperate tussah. Global production of this type of silk is about 95%. Ericulture: an Ideal Avenue for Sustainable Livelihood.- Chapter 13. Antheraea mylitta is a species of moth in the family Saturniidae known commonly as the tasar silkworm and vanya silkworm. However, Peigler (2012) compiled compelling evidence that A. pernyi is a cultivated form (in many varieties) derived from the wild A. roylei, so the two entities are the same species biologically. Tasar is a copperish, coarse silk. Global production of this type of silk is about 95%. Antheraea comprises more species than any other genus of sericigenous insects. Tasar silkworms are reared in the tropical and temperate zones. are some of the endemic species of the tropical region of India. The food plants is oak plant. ), Bogori (Zizyphus jujuba Mill) etc. Silk was discovered by Xilingji (Hsi-ling-chi), wife of China’s 3rdEmperor, Huangdi (Hoang-Ti), in 2640 B.C. Muga Silkworm: Antheraea assemiensis (Its host plant is Machilus.) The proteinaceous components of Ap silk proteins, namely fibroin and sericin may represent an alternative over mulberry Bombyx mori silk proteins. However , The tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta Drury is a trivoltine (three crops/year) polyphagous insect feeding on a host of food plants but primarily feeding on Terminalia arjuna, Terminalia tomentosaand Shorea robusta. Therefore, strains of proylei are not really hybrids, but represent more stocks of A. pernyi. Besides, there are over fifty forms /variants/aberrants/races -twenty –five of A. mylitta alone. This silkworm is raised in China for its silk. The filament length ranges from 800 m to 1500 m. Muga Silk: It is produced in India. It is produced in Jharkhand, Orissa, Maharastra, West Bengal and … The temperate species of this silkworm, namely, Antheraea proylei Jolly, feeds on different species of Quercus which are widely distributed in this region. Tropical tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta, is a commercially important wild polyphagus sericigenous Lepidopteran insect. Diseases and Pests of Mulberry Silkworm I. This species of silkworms is also native to India. ), Bogori (Zizyphus jujuba Mill) etc. Peigler, R. S. 2012. The silk produced from these worms is called Tussar Silk and is often stronger and coarser like silk from a wild silkworm. Mulberry Sericulture.- Chapter 9. Tasar is a variety of silk produced from tropical tasar silkworm (Antheraea mylitta) and temperate tasar silkworm (Antheraea proyeli J) by feeding on Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Asan (Terminalia tomentosa) and Oak plants (Querecus sp.). Commercialization of Oak tasar silkworm, Antheraea proylei 2. Oak tasar culture—aboriginal of Himalayas. These silkworms constitute a … (India). 2011. The temperate species of this silkworm, namely, Antheraea proylei Jolly, feeds on different species of Quercus which are widely distributed in this region. SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN TEMPERATE CONDITIONS FOR SUSTAINING SERICULTURE M.S. The non-mulberry silkworms are eri (Samia ricini), Muga (Antheraea assama), temperate tasar (Antherara myllita) and tropical tasar (Antherara proylei). Four species of the genus Antheraea Hubner and used for commercial production: the tropical tasar silkworm: A. mylitta D.(India) and the temperate silkworms: A. proylei J. (India). PDF. Temperate Tasar is a finer variety of Tasar produced by the temperate Tasar silkworm, which feeds on natural oak trees.      roylei Moore (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae), a wild silk moth in Nagaland, India. 15 January 2014; last updated on 19 August 2015. Kumar et al. 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