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Species Rhyssomatus palmacollis

Milkweed Stem Weevil - Rhyssomatus palmacollis - female Weevil drinking Milkweed Juices - Rhyssomatus palmacollis Weevil on milkweed flower - Rhyssomatus palmacollis Weevil on milkweed flower - Rhyssomatus palmacollis Rhyssomatus? - Rhyssomatus palmacollis Weevil - Rhyssomatus palmacollis Rhyssomatus palmacollis (Say) - Rhyssomatus palmacollis 9051355 weevil - Rhyssomatus palmacollis
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 Molytinae
Genus Rhyssomatus
Species palmacollis (Rhyssomatus palmacollis)
Explanation of Names
Rhyssomatus palmacollis (Say 1831)
palmacollis 'with palmate neck' (refers to pronotal sculpture)

Note, this feature is not diagnostic...
Size
4.5-5.7 mm(1)
Identification
The only mottled notheastern species. (Comment by V. Belov)
Range
e. US (*MA-FL to *IA-TX); Mexico(1)(2)(*BG data)
Habitat
hammock and ruderal(3)
Food
host: Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae)(1)