Inscalis®: Effective Control of Piercing and Sucking Pests


Inscalis® insecticide redefines insect management by controlling piercing-sucking insects including aphids, whiteflies, leafhoppers and psyllids with precision and flexibility. It effectively utilizes bloom time application on specialty crops, row crops and ornamentals, with a favorable environmental profile and low toxicity to beneficials. As the only member in the new mode of action IRAC subgroup 9D, Inscalis is a resistance management tool that works quickly and effectively to control insect pests. Inscalis is available as Versys® insecticide, Sefina® insecticide, Ventigra® insecticide and Renestra insecticide.

Inscalis boasts a favorable environmental profile with low acute toxicity to mammals, fish, birds and important beneficial arthropods, including insect predators and pollinators. Derived from a fungal metabolite that occurs in nature, it provides an alternative mode of action in many segments with no known cross resistance to commercial insecticides.

Key Features and Benefits of Inscalis

  • Unique chemical class (subgroup 9D)
  • No known cross resistance to other chemistries
  • High efficacy with long-lasting control
  • Low toxicity to beneficials and pollinators
  • Rapid feeding cessation
  • Adjuvant compatibility
  • New tool for resistance management
  • Controls pests resistant to existing insecticides including neonicotinoids, organophosphates and pyrethroids
  • Effective aphid control up to 21 days
  • Excellent fit in an IPM program for controlling aphids, whiteflies, leafhoppers and some psyllids
  • Reduction of virus transmission
  • Flexibility of use 

Introducing Inscalis® Insecticide


Inscalis® Insecticide: How it Works


Versys Insecticide Powered by Inscalis® Aphid Time-Lapse

Mode of Action

Inscalis insecticide is a novel member of a group of insecticides known as chordotonal organ TRPV channel modulators and is the only member of the new mode of action subgroup 9D. The chordotonal organs, present only in insects and crustaceans, are biological stretch sensors located in the antennae, mouth, legs, wings or thorax. These stretch sensors provide insects with their senses of hearing, orientation and balance. Inscalis acts selectively on these sensors making it impossible for the brain to detect sound, gravity, and the movement and position of its body. This causes the Inscalis-treated insects to rapidly stop feeding, preventing virus transmission and crop damage.

Inscalis at-a-glance


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