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Digital Guide to Moth Identification

North American Lepidoptera Genitalia Library
Gelechiidae
4205902261Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders, 1844) – Pink Bollworm Moth
  • Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders, 1844), introduced pest of cotton from India, has been declared eradicated in the US by the USDA in 2018.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hughes, G.B. & W. Moore, 2011. Identification Tool to the Pink Bollworm and its Look-Alikes. Identification Technology Program, CPHST, PPQ, APHIS, USDA; Fort Collins, CO, website
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 10.40f; p. 102. Book Review and ordering

Pectinophora gossypiella

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