Silkworm vs. Silkmoth
Difference Between Silkworm and Silkmoth
Any of various caterpillars of moths that produce silk cocoons, especially Bombyx mori, the source of most commercial silk.
Any moth whose caterpillar stage is a silkworm, especially Bombyx mori, the domestic silkmoth, but also others in the familes Bombycidae and Saturniidae (as well as the Siberian silkmoth in the Lasiocampidae).
hairless white caterpillar of the Chinese silkworm moth; source of most commercial silk
larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon