Clofentizine is a miticide used to protect againt spider mites in food and non-food crops in fields, orchards, and greenhouses. It is used with almonds, apples, apricots, cherries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, persimmons, prunes, plums, and walnuts.

Health considerations

At levels reasonably expected through intake, as well as in tests of exposure expected for persons harvesting crops, no toxicity or irritation is expected or has been reported.

Keep in mind

Clofentezine can persist in soil and contribute to pesticide runoff into water sources. Acute or chronic exposure can affect fish. Acute contact with clofentezine can be damaging to honey bees.

May be found in

Residue in various crops


FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Alternative Spellings and Names

Apollo, 2,6-bis(2-chlorophenyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine

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