Driedfruit and sap beetles—Carpophilus spp.
Adults are small brown or black beetles with or without lighter spots on the wings. They range in size
from 0.1 to 0.2 inch long and have clubbed antennae. 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.
Driedfruit beetles can enter soft maturing fruit and can transmit spoilage organisms that cause fruit
souring. They can increase the attractiveness of the fruit to other pests such as vinegar flies and navel
Remove and destroy fallen fruit and cull piles. Beetles can be trapped in containers of fermenting fruit.
Fig varieties with small eyes are less affected. Selective pruning to allow more sunlight on figs dropped
beneath trees or rapid removal of dropped fruit may reduce problems.