Excerpt from the article “Carpophilus Beetle: What We Know” by David Doll and Zubair Shahzad on the Almond Doctor website.
Carpophilus beetle (Carpophilus truncatus) is a small insect that causes severe damage to almond kernels. The insect overwinters within the soil, and emerges infesting the almonds at hullsplit. They are quite mobile and able to fly up to 3 miles/5km to find a suitable host. Humid conditions increase the emergence and rate of development, leading to multiple generations within a season. More on Carpophilus beetle can be found here.