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This study investigates a potential new source of silk fibre, Galleria mellonella Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), commonly known as the greater wax moth. The larvae of this moth are a major pest of stored or unattended beehive brood combs. The larvae produce large quantities of strong, elastic...
This is part of an attempt to translate into English some passages in the Japanese official history text "Nihon Shoki" (日本書紀). In this short passage, a little humour is shown, perhaps to enliven the otherwise formality of an official history. It is noteworthy that "Nihon Shoki" was written in...