Driedfruit 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.
When fruit is approaching maturity, an entry point into the soft fruit tissue develops. Driedfruit beetles
can enter at this site and start feeding. They can also enter at any open site caused mechanically or
by other insects.
When possible, remove nearby rotting fruit.
beetle feeding of fruit tissue