How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
and life cycle—Dried fruit beetle
Eggs are laid on ripe and rotting fruit of all types. Eggs
hatch in 1 to 5 days, and larvae feed actively as they move
through their food. Larvae are white and 0.1 to 0.2 inch
long when mature. They have tan head capsules, three pairs
of true legs, and two hornlike structures on the anal end.
Full grown larvae enter the soil and make earthen cells in
which they pupate. Mating takes place soon after adults emerge
from the soil, and eggs are laid from 1 to 8 days thereafter.
In warm weather, there may be a generation every 3 weeks.