Dipterocarp fruit is eaten by a variety of animals, but insects tend to prefer the fruit of specific tree species.
All of the known insect predators of dipterocarp fruit, up to germination, are beetles and moths. A range of flies, termites and other insects have been found in decaying fruit, but are not recorded in the dipterocarp insect seed-predator host database.
The beetles found feeding in dipterocarp fruit are mainly weevils (Curculionoidea). In all cases it is the larva that feeds on the fruit, but when the eggs are laid is dependent on the species of weevil.