Is this a bed bug?

Asked December 16, 2015, 11:37 PM EST

I found this crawling on me and I'm freaking out, does anybody know what this is?

Ohio

2 Responses

No, it is not a bed bug. That is a beetle, but I'm not sure of the species based on the picture.

It is a beetle that belongs to the Family Cleridae (Clerid or Checkered Beetles). The exact species, I can not say either. Here is a link to Bugguide with an image of a similar appearing checkered beetle: http://bugguide.net/node/view/645525

One thing to remember about bed bugs is that they are wingless insects so they cannot fly. Most beetles on the other hand do have wings when they are adult insects. You can see the wings on the beetle in your image.