Also known as broad-nosed weevils. According to Oberprieler et al. (2014) "The Entiminae include about 1370 genera and more than 12,000 species worldwide, occurring in all biogeographical regions (Nearctic, Palaearctic, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Neotropical and Chile/southern Argentina)".
According to Oberprieler et al. (2014):
Larvae of most species of Entiminae live freely in the soil, feeding externally on the roots of their host plants. Pupation also occurs in the soil, in an earthen cell lined with a
larval secretion. Adults usually feed on the aerial green parts of the plants, especially fresh leaves or flowers, cutting their edges in a characteristic “notching” pattern. There are also plenty of entimines inhabiting leaflitter.
Soil-dwelling larvae and polyphagy are characteristic features of the Entiminae, most of them feeding on a variety of plants (spanning different angiosperm families) in the adult and larval stages.
Females of Entiminae (as well as those of other broadnosed weevils classified in Cyclominae ) do not use their rostrum for preparing an oviposition site.