Methoxyfenozide, a substituted dibenzoylhydrazine, is an insecticide that functions by accelerating the moulting process. It acts as an ecdysone agonist or ecdysonoid, substituting for the natural insect moulting hormone, 20-hydroxyecdysone. Methoxyfenozide is active on all feeding larval stages of the target Lepidoptera.
It is used to control pests including codling moth, lesser apple worm, oriental fruit moth, leafrollers, cabbage looper, cotton bollworm, armyworm, and bud moths. It could be applied to leafy vegetables, fresh herbs, lettuce, salads, herbs, brassicas, cotton, pome fruit, grapes, sweetcorn, maize, peppers, and aubergines.
Insecticide: Methoxyfenozide prevents insects from molting, or
shedding their exoskeleton in order to grow, e. g., caterpillars
and lychee webworms.
ChEBI: A carbohydrazide that is hydrazine in which the amino hydrogens have been replaced by 3-methoxy-2-methylbenzoyl, 3,5-dimethylbenzoyl, and tert-butyl groups respectively.