Weevil ID?

Galapoheros

ArachnoGod
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I'm finding these in yucca plants. They are pretty big, for weevils. What do you think the mites eat that are on the beetles?




 

Scolopendra55

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Those are agave weevils (Scyphophorus acupunctatus). They are a very neat little critter to keep!
 

nepenthes

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The mites are probably just pests i would guess fairly common.
 

Galapoheros

ArachnoGod
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Thanks for that ID! I tried to feed the grubs to a siren (big two legged salamander) but it didn't like them. I'm guessing the mites are opportunists hitching a ride, maybe eating fungus and detritus... maybe eating smaller mites? They are pretty fast little mites. Good to be fast if you are catching things to eat. Just speculating:D . I blew some off the beetle into a small container with moist sub so I can see if anything goes on in there, throw a cricket leg in there or something and see if they feed on it.
 
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