Indoxacarb is an oxadiazine pesticide that acts against Lepidopteran larvae. Insecticidal activity (killing larvae and eggs) is exerted by contact toxicity and stomach toxicity, and the target pests stop feeding, move out of balance and become paralyzed within 3 ~ 4 h, and finally die. Although indoxacarb has no systemic action, it can enter plants through osmosis. It is resistant to rain, has a broad insecticidal spectrum, is not easy to decompose even when exposed to strong ultraviolet light, and has excellent control effect on Lepidopteran pests, weevils, leafhoppers, leaf bug, apple fruit flies and corn root pests on vegetables, fruit trees, corn, rice, soybeans, cotton and grapes.
Unlike traditional carbamate insecticides, indoxacarb is not a cholinesterase inhibitor, and no other insecticides have the same mechanism of action. Therefore, indoxacarb has no cross-resistance with pyrethroid, organophosphorus and carbamate insecticides. After 20 years of commercial use, indoxacarb has not been found to be harmful to any label crops.