Lepinox® Plus

Microbial insecticide containing Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain EG 2348


Active substance

B. thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain EG 2348 37,5 % w/w Potency: 32.000 I.U.Trichoplusia ni/mg of formulated product


wettable powder (WP)

Lepinox Plus contains B. thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain EG 2348 as active substance. This strain was obtained by using a natural process for strain improvement, called conjugation, which allows for the transfer of distinct beneficial features of different parental strains in a recipient strain.
Because of its high efficacy against various species of insect pests, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a gram-positive sporeforming bacterium, is the best known and most widely used microbial pest control agent worldwide. During sporulation, which occurs under adverse conditions, many Bt strains produce parasporal proteinaceous crystal bodies, called δ-endotoxins, that have insecticidal action. The subspecies kurstaki of Bt, ubiquitously present in the environment, is highly effective against larvae of Lepidopterans, with little or no effect on non-target species.