and life cycle—Driedfruit beetles
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
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.