Definition of Pink bollworm

1. Noun. Larvae of a gelechiid moth introduced from Asia; feeds on the seeds of cotton bolls.

Exact synonyms: Gelechia Gossypiella
Group relationships: Family Gelechiidae, Gelechiidae
Generic synonyms: Bollworm

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Literary usage of Pink bollworm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cotton Ginners Handbook edited by W. S. Anthony, William D. Mayfield (1995)
"pink bollworm Regulations Plant protection and quarantine regulations are enforced by each of the States and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ..."

2. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Ezra Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"The pink bollworm f An insect which might become of the greatest importance to the cotton industry is the pink bollworm, now present in this country in only ..."

3. Biennial Report by Kansas State Horticultural Society, British Soviet Friendship Society (1922)
"pink bollworm. Quarantine No. 46, as amended: Prohibits the interstate movement from the infested and regulated areas of Texas and Louisiana of cotton, ..."

4. A Manual of Dangerous Insects Likely to be Introduced in the United States by United States Bureau of Entomology (1918)
"(The pink bollworm. ... 93-96. MAXWELL-LEFROY, HF The Insect Pests of Cotton in India, Agricultural Journal FIG. 48.—Cotton pink bollworm ..."

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