Strawberry root weevil

Otiorhynchus ovatus

These weevils are about 1/4 inch long, black or dark brown with rows of pits along their back. Strawberry root weevils do not fly. Sometimes people confuse strawberry root weevils for ticks; however they are easily distinguished, as weevils have six legs and ticks have eight.
Strawberry root weevil larvae feed on the roots of strawberries, evergreens--such as arborvitae, spruce, and Japanese yew — raspberries and other brambles, grapes and many other plants. Adults start to emerge in early summer. They feed on the edges of foliage, leaving a characteristic notched appearance.
Residents experience problems with these weevils from the end of June through August. They are attracted to moisture and are often found in sinks, bathtubs, water basins and similar places.

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