Cyflumetofen, a novel acaricide - its mode of action and selectivity.

  title={Cyflumetofen, a novel acaricide - its mode of action and selectivity.},
  author={Naotaka Hayashi and Yasuhiro Sasama and Nobuyoshi Takahashi and Naoki Ikemi},
  journal={Pest management science},
  volume={69 9},
BACKGROUND Cyflumetofen is a novel acaricide developed by Otsuka AgriTechno Co., Ltd. It affects only spider mites and has no effect on insects, crustaceans or vertebrates under conditions of practical use. The mode of action of cyflumetofen, its selectivity for mites and its safety for insects and vertebrates were investigated. RESULTS The research showed that cyflumetofen inhibited mitochondria complex II in mites. In addition, the de-esterified form (AB-1) of cyflumetofen inhibited… CONTINUE READING

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