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  • n  any of various moth caterpillars that destroy cotton bolls

  • As the pests, such as pink bollworm and aphids, became increasingly resistant to chemical spraying, farmers reacted by laying on even more, sometimes mixing two or more products .
  • It is conceivable, so to speak, that the bollworm could evolve immunity to its own sex pheromonefor example, by producing a different scent.
  • So far, the pink bollworm population has not rebounded, indicating that the feared resistance to Bt has not yet developed.

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