5965 Hi there, I was wondering if you could tell me if this is a carpet beetle or a bed bud. The antenna and legs made me think it was a bedbug when I was looking at Google images , but when going through you photos I questioned if it was a carpet beetle or something in that family. It does not have the characteristic ridges & colors from what I seen bed bugs typically have. It is black or really dark brown. Any help or insight you could give me would I would be incredibly appreciative. I have seen two of these in the past 12 hours.
This is a beetle in the family Dermestidae (carpet/skin/hide/larder beetles and allies); it looks like Reesa vespulae, known as the wasp nest dermestid. These beetles feed on dead insects, various stored seeds and dried plant material; they also may be found outdoors in bird and wasp nests. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.