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Species Fact Sheet
Carpophilus pilosellus Motschulsky, 1858 dimidiatus complex*

Figure 1. Male dorsal and ventral habitus

Diagnosis: Carpophilus pilosellus is a member of the dimidiatus complex. There are currently no known external characters to reliably distinguish members of the dimidiatus complex from one another.

Distribution: Carpophilus pilosellus can be found feeding on ripe, over ripened, and decaying fruits and vegetables as well as stored products. Adults partially illustrated by Connell (1977). Pupae illustrated by Kurochkin (2005).

Connell WA (1977) – partial adult illustration and key
Kurochkin AS (2005) – pupae illustration


DiLorenzo, C.L., G.S. Powell, A.R. Cline, and J.V. McHugh (2021) Carpophiline-ID, a taxonomic web resource for the identification of Carpophilinae (Nitidulidae) of eastern North America. (vers. 01.19.2021) University of Georgia, retrieved fromĀ