|Controlling Insect Pests of Stored Products Using Insect Growth Regulators and Insecticides of Microbial Origin (NRI, 1994)|
|Section 2: Insect growth regulators: general account|
Chitin inhibitors disrupt the synthesis of chitin. They act against the larval stages which, when affected, usually fail to survive the next moult. Death is caused by incomplete ecdysis and cuticle malformation. There are several known groups of substances which act as chitin inhibitors. The best known are probably the benzoylphenylureas which include diflubenzuron and its analogues teflubenzuron, flufenoxuron and triflumuron.