This is another common species of the many kinds of “root” weevils in North America, and it feeds on many kinds of herbaceous plants but is a serious pest of strawberries. Larvae live in the soil feeding on the roots of plants while the adults feed on the leaves, stems, and berries. They overwinter as either an adult or a pupa in the soil, the adults emerging in late spring to early summer. Females deposit their eggs on the soil and the larvae burrow in to feed on the roots.
Control with insecticides is aimed at killing the adult beetles, as the larvae are generally going to be in the soil. Contact insecticides applied to the foliage when adult beetles are present can be helpful.