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pink bollworm larvae

pink bollworm larvae

As part of a multifaceted program that eradicated the invasive pink bollworm (Pectinophora gossypiella) from the United States and Mexico, the caterpillars of this devastating cotton pest were mass reared (as seen above) and 11 billion sterile moths were released by airplanes to overwhelm its populations in the field. (Photo by Alexander Yelich, University of Arizona)

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