Silkworm (Bombyx mori) cocoons

Silkworm (Bombyx mori) cocoons

Z355/0547 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.0MB

Downloadable file size: 4.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: PASCAL GOETGHELUCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Cocoons. Two silkworm (Bombyx mori) cocoons amongst twigs. These cocoons are spun by silkworms (caterpillars) to protect themselves as the pupate for metamorphosis into silk moths. The silk of the cocoons is harvested for use in clothing and fabrics. Once the cocoons have been produced, the pupae are killed to ensure the silk is not damaged by the emerging moths.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, bombyx mori, cocoon, cocoons, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, pupa, silk, silkworm, silkworm cocoons, wildlife, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.