Ironweed Curculio
Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus


red and black beetle on sunflower
Just happened to catch a glimpse of this weevil, Ironweed curculio, under a Sunflower leaf on Antelope Island. 
First one of these I've ever seen.  It was quite cooperative and seemed to enjoy having its picture taken.  This one
has a battle scar but it's attractive nonetheless.  © Carol Davis, 9-3-2009

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