Exotic Pest Reporting
Pink Bollworm (PBW)
Pink Bollworm (PBW) (Pectinophora gossypiella) is an insect pest of cotton bolls. It is a native of India and was first detected in Texas in 1917.
The pink bollworm damages cotton bolls and provides an entry for other cotton diseases.
This insect pest has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources.