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One of the beneficial insects, silkworm (Bombyx mori): produces abundant silk in the form of a cocoon by ingesting mulberry leaves (Morus alba) in the course of the larval period. Factors such as humidity and temperature affect the physiology of insects. The farmers are also facing a huge problem because of the susceptibility of silkworms to different kinds of diseases which are causing alarming effects on their cocoon production.  This paper is to discuss the control of entomopathogenic fungi by using various green nanoparticles (NPs) and see their effects on the larval growth, survivability, and mass production of silk. This paper discusses previous studies on the correlation between the environmental factors, green NPs, and the changes in the developmental cycle of silkworms. Environmental factors like temperature, humidity is also essential for the higher productivity of silk in sericulture. But due to these pathogenic fungi and the inadequate environmental conditions, immense economic losses occur in the sericulture industries.

Entomopathogenic fungal infection, green nanotechnology, environmental factors, silkworm rearing

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