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Pink bollworm

Pectinophora gossypiella

Pink bollworm (Pectinophora gossypiella) is an insect pest of cotton bolls. It is a native of India and was first detected in Texas in 1917.

The pink bollworm damages cotton bolls and provides an entry for other cotton diseases.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet and the CABI data sheet.
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