Could you please help in identifying this small beetle? It is a small (5-7 mm long) red or reddish with several black spots. It looks like a weevil, or snout beetle. The picture was taken in mid-summer, in Southern Ohio.
We will see if Eric Eaton can provide a species name for your red spotted Weevil. Eric soon offered his assistance: ” The red-spotted weevil is most likely the Cocklebur Weevil, Rhodobaenus tredecimpunctatus. Certainly the genus is correct, the species could possibly be different, as there are two in Ohio.”