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  • n. The insecticide 1-(6-chloro-3-pyridylmethyl)-N-nitroimidazolidin-2-ylideneamine used to control fleas in domestic pets


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  • It also brings to the New Zealand livestock market a new active ingredient called imidacloprid from a new chemical class - the neonicotinoids - and it is the first pour-on for sheep lice control to harness two active ingredients in one formulation.

    NZ On Screen

  • The active ingredient in most neonicotinoids is imidacloprid, which is commonly used in many insecticides, including Admire, Condifor, Gaucho, Premier, Premise, Provado and Marathon.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • These products, as well as many classes of insecticides including products such as imidacloprid, have been implicated in CCD. - News

  • Part of what I've read indicates that systemic insecticides such as imidacloprid are responsible for the problem, yet I notice you recommend it from time to time in your column. - News

  • Other proposed causes include environmental change-related stresses, malnutrition and pesticides (e.g. neonicotinoids such as imidacloprid), and migratory beekeeping.


  • Although EFED does not conduct... risk assessments on non-target insects, information from standard tests and field studies, as well as incident reports involving other neonicotinoids insecticides e.g., imidacloprid suggest the potential for long term toxic risk to honey bees and other beneficial insects.

    John DeCock: Another Agribusiness Disaster on the Horizon

  • He details soil studies showing imidacloprid killing springtails, beetles and earthworms; robbing the soils of its necessary beneficial fauna, which in turn are important in breaking-down leaf litter, decomposing organic matter and recycling nutrients.

    Dr. Reese Halter: Neonictinoids -- Destroying the Web of Life

  • He reports that imidacloprid, another neonictinoid, contaminated western Dutch surface waters and significantly reduced non-target, beneficial insect populations, which in turn caused a dramatic decline because those insects are a crucial food source for many common grassland bird species.

    Dr. Reese Halter: Neonictinoids -- Destroying the Web of Life

  • But imidacloprid is washing into the ditches and being expressed in the nectar and pollen of the goldenrod and clover there.

    Benn No Buddy to Bees

  • In a battery of 23 laboratory mutagenicity assays, imidacloprid tested negative for mutagenic effects in all but two of the assays.

    Benn No Buddy to Bees


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