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Cocklebur Weevil - Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus TL: ~6 mm. Elytra and pronotum orange-red with black spots that coalesced or form patches; black legs<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden<br />
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Cocklebur Weevil - Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus

TL: ~6 mm. Elytra and pronotum orange-red with black spots that coalesced or form patches; black legs

Habitat: Rural garden

Cocklebur Weevil - Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus TL: ~6 mm. Elytra and pronotum orange-red with black spots that coalesced or form patches; black legs<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden<br />
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    comments (8)

  1. AWESOME find! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks Lisa! It was adorable...Actually, there were a few of them, but this is the only one I managed to catch. In typical weevil fashion, the others "played dead" and fell off their leaves as soon as they saw me ;P. Posted 6 months ago
      1. That happens to me with many types of beetles. Dangit! Don't they know that I need to document/appreciate them? Posted 6 months ago
        1. Exactly!! I cupped my hand underneath the leaf for this one, so when it dropped off and played dead I was able to catch it and put it back on the leaf. Posted 6 months ago
  2. Really love these weevils, didn't know they where that small, well done Christine. I guess you're like me, walking around with your camera every day, Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks Paul! It was quite small! I am fairly attached to my camera, lol. But, I also take my kids out into nature a LOT and always have my camera for our excursions. Posted 6 months ago
  3. Another gorgeous weevil! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks, Christine! It was so pretty! Posted 6 months ago

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''Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus'', the cocklebur weevil, is a species of snout or bark beetle in the family Curculionidae. It is found in North America.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jun 3, 2020. Captured Jun 2, 2020 22:06 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm