Acelepryn Insecticide | GreenCast | Syngenta

Product Overview

Strong arm leaf-feeding insects

Powered by the active ingredient chlorantraniliprole, Acelepryn® insecticide provides long-lasting control of Japanese beetles, leaf-feeding caterpillars, including eastern tent caterpillars, fall webworm and bagworms, and sawfly larvae on ornamental plants, trees and shrubs.

Key Features

  • Peace of mind: Diamide class of chemistry offers an alternative to neonicotinoids and pyrethroids with no known adverse effects on beneficial and non-target organisms, such as bees and biological control agents1
  • Efficiency: Extended residual control for up to four weeks with one foliar spray saves time and resources on repeat applications
  • Ease of use: Registered as Reduced Risk2 by the U.S. EPA with a four-hour restricted-entry interval (REI), no signal word and minimal personal protective equipment required
  • Convenience Can be applied in nurseries, greenhouses or landscapes as a spray, drench, bark or systemic soil treatment



Dr. Carl Redmond
Research Scientist
University of Kentucky

“We’ve done several Japanese beetle trials looking at dosages and different ages of residue in the field. Acelepryn has performed as well or better than any standard out there on the market. It is superior in residue length. We’ve gotten control of up to four weeks for Japanese beetles from a single application, which is a major advantage.”

Dr. Daniel Potter
Professor of Entomology
University of Kentucky

“The combination of strong efficacy, long residual as a foliar spray and very low hazard to non-target organisms is a unique combination. Acelepryn controls a lot of important chewing pests, gives you the flexibility of not having to apply it over and over again, and provides a very favorable environmental and hazard safety profile.”

Promote Pollinator Preservation

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Dead workers when exposed to treated turf Acelepryn Carousel 3
Bee foraging activity five and six days after treatment
Pollinator BMP Booklet Acelepryn CAROUSEL 4
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Favorable Environmental Profile for Pollinator Protection

Acelepryn is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency under its Reduced Risk Program*. Additionally, Acelepryn does not have a signal word on its label because of the results of required acute toxicity studies conducted on the formulation. It is a good fit for controlling insects on lawns, sport fields and golf courses where preservation of beneficial and non-target organisms is a concern.

Photo credit: Walt Osborne, Syngenta

Bee mortality five days after treatment

Colonies foraging on turf treated with clothianidin had higher worker and brood mortality, reduced honey pot production, delayed weight gain and impaired queen production compared to controls.1

1Jonathan L. Larson, Carl T. Redmond and Daniel A. Potter, SCI. September 2011.

Bee foraging activity five and six days after treatment

Dr. Daniel Potter from the University of Kentucky has conducted studies to examine the impact of Acelepryn on beneficial and non-target organisms including earthworms and honeybees.

His results found that Acelepryn did not adversely affect bumble bee colony foraging even when the worker bees were exposed to flowering clover that had been directly sprayed.1

1 Jonathan L. Larson, Carl T. Redmond and Daniel A. Potter, SCI. September 2011.

Chlorantraniliprole, part of the newer anthranilic diamide class of chemistry, can control many of the same pests that are targeted with neonicotinoids and pyrethroids including white grubs, caterpillars, and billbugs. However, it does not have any documented effects on pollinating insects and may be a good fit for industry initiatives to reduce the impacts of turf and landscape management on pollinators.”

- Best Management Practices for Turf Care and Pollinator Conservation, Larson, Ph.D., Held, Ph.D. and Williamson, Ph.D. with support of North Central Integrated Pest Management Center, The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Brian Stiehler, CGCS, MG, superintendent at Highlands Country Club in Highlands, North Carolina shares how Acelepryn® insecticide provided season-long control for his course.


Season-Long Control with Acelepryn Insecticide



Download Supporting Acelepryn Documents

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Acelepryn Sell Sheet(PDF)

Learn more about controlling leaf-feeding insects with Acelepryn insecticide.




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