FACT SHEET - Sulfoxaflor and bees

Sulfoxaflor has recently come onto the market in China (Shao et al. 2013) and the USA (Dow Agro Sciences 2013; USEPA 2013), was reviewed by the EFSA in 2014 (EFSA 2014) and approved in the European Union in 2015.

Sulfoxaflor, an active substance of the family of sulfoximines, is a fourth-generation neonicotinoid based on its target receptors and binding sites, that exhibits a high insecticidal activity against a broad range of sap-feeding insects (Babcock et al. 2011, Cutler et al. 2013).


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