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Insecticide Classes

 

Main Group and
Primary Site of Action
Chemical Sub-group or
primary Active Ingredient
Active Ingredient
1:  Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors

Nerve action
1A - Carbamates carbaryl, formetanate hydrochloride
1B - Organophosphates chlorpyrifos, diazinon, dimethoate, malathion, phosmet
2:  GABA-gated chloride channel antagonists

Nerve action
2A - Cyclodiene organochlorines endosulfan
3:  Sodium channel modulators

Nerve action
3A - Pyrethroids, Pyrethrins esfenvalerate, fenpropathrin, gamma-cyhalothrin, lambda-cyhalothrin, permethrin
4:  Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists

Nerve action
4A - Neonicotinoids acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiacloprid, thiamethoxam,
4c - Sulfoxaflor Sulfoxaflor
5:  Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor activators

Nerve action
5 - Spinosyns spinetoram, spinosad
6:  Chloride channel activators

Nerve and muscle action
6 - Avermectins, Milbemycins abamectin
7:  Juvenile hormone mimics

Growth regulation
7C - Pyriproxyfen pyriproxyfen
9:  Selective homopteran feeding blockers 9C - Flonicamid flonicamid
10:  Mite growth inhibitors

Growth regulation
9C - Flonicamid flonicamid
10A - Clofentezine, Hexythiazox clofentezine, hexythiazox
10B - Etoxazole etoxazole
11:  Microbial disruptors of insect midgut

Membranes
11 - Bacillus thuringiensis Bacillus thuringiensis
12:  Inhibitors of mitochondrial ATP synthase

Energy metabolism
12B - Organotin miticides fenbutatin oxide
12C - Propargite propargite
15:  Inhibitors of chitin biosynthesis, type 0

Growth regulation
15 - Benzoylureas diflubenzuron, novaluron
16:  Inhibitors of chitin biosynthesis, type 1

Growth regulation
16 - Buprofezin buprofezin
18:  Ecdysone receptor agonists

Growth regulation
18 - Diacylhydrazines methoxyfenozide
20:  Mitochondrial complex III electron transport inhibitors

Energy metabolism
20 - Acequinocyl acequinocyl
21:  Mitochondrial complex I electron transport inhibitors

Energy metabolism
21 - METI acaricides and insecticides fenpyroximate, pyridaben
22:  Voltage-dependent sodium channel blockers

Nerve action
22 - Indoxacarb indoxacarb
23:  Inhibitors of acetyl CoA carboxylase

Lipid synthesis, growth regulation
23 - Tetronic and Tetramic acid derivatives spirodiclofen, spirotetramat
28:  Ryanodine receptor modulators

Nerve and muscle action
28 - Diamides chlorantraniliprole, flubendiamide