pink bollworm

noun
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of pink bollworm

: a small dark brown moth (Pectinophora gossypiella) whose pinkish larva bores into the flowers and bolls of cotton and is a destructive pest in most cotton-growing regions

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1906


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