Ethiprole has gamma butyric acid regulated chloride
channel, which acts on central nervous system. It has high
level of selective toxicity and thus cross resistance is not
Imidacloprid is antagonistic to the nicotinic acetyl choline receptor in central
nervous system, thus disturbing the proper signal transmission with following
excitation of nerve cell. Consequently a disorder of the nervous system leading
finally to the death of treated insect.
Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) Classification No.
Ethiprole 2 B; Imidacloprid 4 A