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CategoryFlora and Fauna, Dress and Ornaments, Tools and Instruments, Traditional Practices
Summary'Indi Phitwb'- the eri cocoon are open-mouthed, as the silk filament is not wrapped as in mulberry, muga and tassar. Hence, the eri cocoons cannot be reeled but spun like cotton. The shape, size and color of the endi cocoon vary on the host plant leaves.
CategoryFlora and Fauna, Food, Traditional Practices
SummaryEri silkworm (Samia ricini) is a multivoltine and polyphagous in nature feeding on a number of host plants. Castor is the primary food plant while other include Kesseru, Topioca/Cassava, Payam, Papaya etc.