Insecticide groups

Insecticide groups used in Australian grains assigned according to mode of action

Insecticide group Chemical group Examples of Insecticides

1 A

Carbamates Aldicarb, Carbaryl, Methomyl, Pirimicarb, Thiodicarb

1 B

Organophosphates Chlorpyrifos, Dimethoate, Maldison, Methidathion, Omethoate

2B

Phenyl pyrazoles Fipronil

3A

 Pyrethroids Alpha-cypermethrin, Beta-cyfluthrin, Bifenthrin, Cyfluthrin, Deltamethrin, Esfenvalerate, Fenvalerate, Lambda-cyhalothrin, Pyrethrins

4A

Neonicotinoids Acetamiprid, Clothianidin, Imidacloprid, Thiamethoxam

5

Spinosyns Spinetoram

6A

Avermectins Abamectin, Emamectin benzoate

11A

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)

19

Amitraz Amitraz

22

Indoxacarb Indoxacarb

23

Spirotetramat Spirotetramat

28

Diamides Chlorantraniliprole

Not a member of a group

Nuclear polyhedrosis virus (NPV) Helicoverpa viruses
Metarhizium Entomopathogenic fungi
Petroleum spray oil Paraffinic oil
N/A Amorphous silica

Last updated in February 2014

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