Black and red bugs in enclosure

Asked January 12, 2020, 8:21 PM EST

Black and red bugs in blue iguana enclosure possibly mites?

Livingston County Michigan

1 Response

These are weevils. They are plant-feeding insects and should not have any impact on your igaunas.

Two possibilities may explain why you found this weevil:
1) If you recently purchased the iguana, the weevils could have been stowaways in the packing material.
2) The weevil could have arrived in the food being given to the iguana. I can't identify the species from the photo, but this one is one that sometimes appears in households.