Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders, 1844) - Pink Boll Worm Moth

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Pectinophora gossypiella - Pink Boll Worm Moth


  1. Drepassaria gossypiella Saunders, [1844]. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond.  (3): 284. Text at https://archive.org/details/transactionsofen3184143roya/page/285/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Ahmad, J.N., Majeed, D., Arshad, M., Malik, M.A., Ali, A., Nadeem, S. & Ahmad, S.J.N. 2021. Effect of methyl jasmonate on bt cotton (Gossipium hirsutam L.) gene expression and mortality of pink boll worm (Pectinophora gossypiella). Journal of Animal & amp Plant Sciences, 31 (6), 1728–1738.
  3. https://databases.nbair.res.in/insectpests/Pectinophora-gossypiella.php
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_bollworm
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/477943-Pectinophora-gossypiella
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Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders, 1844) – Pink Boll Worm Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/Pectinophora-gossypiella, accessed 2024/02/22.