Broad-Necked Root Borers are most active in the summer months and can be see crawling on logs or the forest floor. Females will deposit fertilized eggs into the soft earth using a syringe-like ovipositor. The eggs will hatch and the larvae will continue to dig deeper into the soil to find their food source: tree and shrub roots. They will continue to feast on the tree as they grow, consuming the inner bark and tissue for years before emerging as adults in the summer.
If this type of beetle has made a home near buildings, it is attracted to lights at night and has a propensity to loudly hit windows.