About Buprofezin

BUPROFEZIN is known as one of the most successful IGRs (Insect Growth Regulator) in the world for control of Homopterous insects such as planthoppers, whiteflies, mealybugs and scale insects, and is widely used in more than 80 countries.

It is an ideal IGR for IPM (Integrated Pest Management) programs and is recommended by authorities around the world.


  • BUPROFEZIN is a chitin synthesis inhibitor, which reduces egg viability, prevents molting of nymphs, and suppresses oviposition (egg deposition) by adult females.
  • As a result, BUPROFEZIN reduces the total insect population in the next generation and achieves a long-lasting effect.
  • BUPROFEZIN provides not only a strong contact action.
  • BUPROFEZIN is safe to non-target organisms such as natural enemies or beneficial insects; therefore, it is an ideal active for IPM.

Chemical structure



  • Planthoppers (Nilaparvata lugens, Sogatella spp.) on rice
  • Leafhoppers (Empoasca spp., Arboridia spp., Nephotettix spp.) on grapevine, rice, tea
  • Silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia argentifolii) on cotton, vegetables, ornamentals
  • Citrus whiteflies (Aleurothrixus spp.) on citrus
  • Greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) on vegetables, ornamentals
  • Scale insects and mealybugs (Aonidiella aurantii, Unaspis yanonensis, Diaspis pentagona, Pseudaulacaspis pentagona, Comstockaspis perniciosa, Saissetia oleae, Ceroplastes rebens, Planococcus citri, etc.) on pome/stone fruits, citrus, grapevine
  • Tarsonemid mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) on vegetables, tea

Available Formulations

  • 250 g/l; SC
  • 250 g/kg; WP