B.t. kurstaki commonly sold as DIPEL, THURICIDE, or BIO-TROL can be used to control the leaf-eating caterpillars of various butterflies and moths. Caterpillars commonly controlled with B.t. kurstaki include tent caterpillars, gypsy moths, peach tree borers, webworms, and codling moth.
B.t. israelensis is used for effective against the larval form of some members of the fly family (Diptera) including black fly, fungus gnat and mosquito. House flies, stable flies and blow flies are not controlled.
B.t. san diego has activity against leaf feeding beetle larvae such as Colorado potato beetles and the adults and larval stage of elm leaf and willow leaf beetles.
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