Insecticide-growth regulator-mimetic of insect youth hormone. It affects through contact and ingestion on the morphogenesis, reproduction and embryogenesis of insects, depending on their stage of development (egg, larva, nymph, thriving), hindering their normal development and adulthood.
Specifically, it has an effect on:
a) in eggs aged 1-3 days, where hatching is limited or slowed down and observed
b) inhibits the transformation of the larvae
(c) causes obstruction of the outgrowth of the nymphs and the appearance of the thriving, and
d) has sterilizing properties in females, resulting in reduced egg-laying and reduction of
viability of eggs;
The effectiveness of the formulation in the target insects appears more slowly and gradually
compared to that of insecticides acting on the nervous system of insects. It is
especially active in granules and floury when applied in the early stages of their development.
The movement of the active substance pyriproxyfen in plants is biblative.