Some examples of metabolic inhibitors are the inhibitors of multi-function oxidases,
carbohydrate and amino-acid metabolism inhibitors, and chitin-synthesis inhibitors (Krieger,
2001). The neurotoxins act through acetylcholinesterase, the neurotoxin that affects ion
permeability, intervening in the nerve receptors of insects (Haynes, 1988), killing the
arthropod by disrupting the membrane integrity (Gill et al, 1992).
The main groups of insecticides can be studied using the following classiﬁcation: neurotoxins,
insect growth regulators, cellular respiration inhibitors, and others....