Carpophilus freemani Dobson – Carpophilus freemani Nitidulidae, dorsal – Carpophilus brachypterus Superfamily Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles). Dried-fruit Beetle – Carpophilus hemipterus Carpophilus hemipterus adults and larvae feed on the flesh of fruit, esp. those contaminated by fungi and yeasts(4). The chemical basis underlying orientation to fruit and fungal odors was investigated for the dried-fruit beetle,Carpophilus hemipterus (L.). In wind-tunnel .

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Adults live a long time and in late June various life stages including both the new and overwintering generation can be found together in soil. They become active around April or early May and are attracted to decomposing plant material or wounds in trees. Epuraea luteolus is reported as an introduction to Florida and is widely distributed. Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide!

Carpophilus lugubris

Carpophilus beetles You are here: BussUniversity of Florida. One species, Carpophilus davidsoniis particularly aggressive in stone fruit and cherries.

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Nitidulidae Management in strawberries Insect Management Guide for sweet corn. Insect infestation of farm stored maize in South Carolina; Towards characterization of a habitat. Lifecycle of the the carpophilus beetle.

Like the typical beetle life cycle, C. Thus, our results suggest that this generalist insect herbivore locates carpophiluz hosts by a long-range response to a variety of blends of common fruit volatiles, whose concentrations are enhanced by fungi.


Dried Fruit Beetle (Carpophilus)-pest of stone fruit

Carpophilus beetles are a major vector of brown rot. They pass through three instars in 14 days, drop to the ground where pupal cells are formed a few inches below the soil surface.

Eggs are deposited at random near decomposing plant material rather than on the material itself. It was observed that adults preferred to deposit eggs on earworm frass, earworm damaged corn ears, and even smut galls when compared with undamaged carlophilus.

The adults feed on corn plant residues left in the field after harvest.

Dermestes hemipterus Linnaeus Size 1. In Illinois picnic beetles have been observed feeding on the silk and pollen of undamaged corn causing primary damage and allowing subsequent entry and oviposition by the dusky sap beetle.

Bulletin of Comparative Zoology Good hygiene is the most important aspect in the management of this pest. Observations on the biology and control of the fungii sap beetle in Illinois. Significant commercial feeding damage occurs in stone fruit, where the beetles burrow into ripening fruit. Sap beetles are considered minor pests of field and sweet corn and strawberries in Florida. Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content.

Strawberry sap beetle control parasite. A long lived species, the dusky sap beetle can live as an adult for up to days.

Six genera are endemic to North America. Glischrochilus quadrisignatuscommonly known as a picnic beetle, overwinters as an vungi in Illinois. The adults lay their eggs in rotting or damaged fruit on the ground and the larvae develop within the fruit.

Sweeping fruit from under drip lines and mulching is an option.

Genus Carpophilus –

Picnic beetles, Glischrochilus quadrisignatus and Glischrochilus fasciatusare about 6. Views Read Edit View history. The study however did not demonstrate the economic impact if any on strawberry fruit production. Baits using such material can be effective in trapping and monitoring sap beetle populations, and hence determine when treatment is necessary.


One such refuge is the bottom of bee creates, which are often closely located to crops. A lure trap for both monitoring and management of driedfruit beetles is available commercially. By using this site, you agree to the Terms ufngi Use and Privacy Policy. Driedfruit beetles attack a wide variety of hosts including stone fruit, persimmons, fallen citrus, apples and figs. The New World and two of the tropicopolitan genera appear to be relatively recent arrivals from the tropics into the United States.

Dried Fruit Beetle (Carpophilus)-pest of stone fruit | Agriculture and Food

Being capable of attacking undamaged fruits and vegetables makes the Carpopuilus genus a large threat to economic crops. The dusky sap beetle adult, Carpophilus lugubrisis about 2. Sap beetle Carpophilus spp. As the beetles move through damaged fruit, they pick up brown rot spores on their bodies and then spread them through the orchard.

Though these varieties sustain less injury than susceptible varieties they are not immune to attack. Approximately six weeks prior to fruit ripening, funnel traps loaded up with an aggregation pheromone, co-attractant and toxicant are placed upwind on carpophipus outside of the block.

Eggs are often laid on the silk of corn and have a generation time of 2—4 days.