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PECTINOPHORA GOSSYPIELLA

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Scientific Name Of The Pest : Pectinophora gossypiella
Common Name of the Pest : Pink bollworm
Host crops : Cotton


Pest Identification:
Adult is a small moth having wingspan of 10-15 mm, dark brown, with irregular black markings on the fore wing. Hind wing silvery gray with no distinct markings. Both wings are elongated, fringed with long hairs posteriorly and the tip of hind wing is sharply pointed.

Damage:
In the younger crop larvae bore into tender squares and feed within resulting into drying of the terminal shoots. Later flower buds and bolls are attacked. Infested flower buds fail to open up completely due to webbing by the larva, giving the appearance of a typical rosette bloom. Larvae damage the bolls by tunneling into them, destroying the pulp and lint. Infested bolls open prematurely permitting fungal infection.

Control Measures:
Funnel trap with PEC-T Lure at 15/ha for monitoring.

PEC-T Lure Pheromone Lure Details:
PEC-T Lure
Dispenser - Septa.
Material - Silicon Rubber
Packaging - Individually Sachet Packed
Sachet Material - Foil Lined Laminate
Field Life Of Pheromone lure - 45 days

Host Crops

Cotton

Host crop

sapota

Damaged fruits are unfit for human consumption. Damage symptoms do not vary on different crops.