Rhinoncus castor (Fabricius, 1792)
Another small weevil found on Sorrels, Rhinoncus castor is around 3mm in length and an indistinct species. Although probably quite common, a record from Sherwood Heath SSSI in May 2013, represented only the third for the Sherwood Forest area. We have since found it on an area of light, sandy/stony soil at Fountaindale near Mansfield in 2017.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhinoncus castor
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2018

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