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Species Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus - Ironweed Curculio

Ironweed Curculio weevil - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus - Ironweed Curculio? - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus Ut Rhodo - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus? - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus Curculionidae, dorsal - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus Red Beetle with black marks and short antennae at Mercur Ghost Town, 20 Sep 2018 - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus Ironweed Curculio - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus  - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Dryophthorinae
Tribe Rhynchophorini
Subtribe Sphenophorina
Genus Rhodobaenus
Species tredecimpunctatus (Ironweed Curculio)
Other Common Names
Cocklebur Weevil -- not recommended because R. quinquepunctatus is commonly known by the same name
Explanation of Names
Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus (Illiger 1794)
Size
7-11 mm
Identification

elytra and pronotum red with black spots that don't coalesce and don't form patches
Range
QC-ON-FL to ID-CA; Mexico(1)(2)
Food
Breeds in Asteraceae such as cocklebur (Xanthium), ironweed (Vernonia), joe-pye-weed (Eupatorium), ragweed (Ambrosia)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
2.A Distributional Checklist of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida