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  1. #1 Silkworms 
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    Do silkmoths exibit positive phototaxis (are they attracted to light) like other moths, even though they aren't actually fly? And if so, do their larvae as well?

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    Yes, we like light.

    We've actually been so domesticated that we interact with our cultivators as worms, which to me implies this photo sensitivity you speak of.

    We can't fly because we're overfed as worms and have been subject to human selection and not natural selection. We have fat bodies, tiny wings, and no working mouth parts, so we're alive as moths just long enough to keep the species going and then starve to death. I wish I could get an IV.

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