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Billbug - Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus

Billbug - Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus
Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
August 27, 2005
Size: ~10 mm
A distinctively marked individual found in our garden (here on an iris).

Moved

Rhodobaenus
I would suggest this reference:

Vaurie, P. 1981. Revision of Rhodobaenus. Part 2, Species in North America (Canada to Panama) (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Rhynchophorinae). Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 171, article 2.

All the Rhodobaenus on this site with ONLY black spots on red are Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus. All the Rhodobaenus on this site with large patches of black and a few spots on red are Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus, including this one.

Compare Rhodobaenus?
Rhodobaenus, e.g.,


Looks similar. Weevils are hard--I'm just looking at the pattern, I'm not oriented on the structural features at all.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

 
I agree...
Thanks Patrick,

I'll move to the genus page for now...we'll see if anyone else has more info to add:)

 
Rhodobaenus
I would suggest this reference:

Vaurie, P. 1981. Revision of Rhodobaenus. Part 2, Species in North America (Canada to Panama) (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Rhynchophorinae). Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 171, article 2.

All the Rhodobaenus on this site with ONLY black spots on red are Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus. All the Rhodobaenus on this site with large patches of black and a few spots on red are Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus, including this one.

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