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Species Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus - Ironweed Curculio

Ironweed Weevil - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus Curculio - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus Pretty Red Weevil - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus Red spotted Weevil - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus Snout Beetle - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus - Ironweed Curculio - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus weevil - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus? - Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus
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)
7-11 mm

elytra and pronotum red with black spots that don't coalesce and don't form patches
QC-ON-FL to ID-CA; Mexico(1)(2)
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