Toadflax Seed-head Weevil

Rhinusa antirrhini


Over all length 3 to 5mm. The pronotum and elytra are dark, blackish, with a brown pubescence. The rostrum is pointed and steeply down-curved.


Grasslands, meadows, hedgerows and field edges. Anywhere that the foodplant, Yellow Toadflax, grows. The larvae feed in the developing seed-pods.

Status and distribution

Mainly confined to the southern half of Britain and rare in Scotland. Poorly recorded in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to September.