Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats Specimen Records:215 Specimens with Sequences:160 Specimens with Barcodes:156 Species:44 Species With Barcodes:35 Public Records:46 Public Species:16 Public BINs:16
The tooth-nosed snout weevils, Rhynchitidae, are small beetles (1.5 to 6.5 mm) that are usually found on low vegetation. The tooth-nosed snout weevils receive this name due to the teeth on the edges of their mandibles.
Traditionally considered a full family within the Curculionoidea (weevils and relatives), the tooth-nosed snout weevils may actually be merely a specialized offshoot of the leaf-rolling weevils (family Attelabidae). Some authorities have thus included them therein as subfamily Rhynchitinae.