Is this a bed bug or a carpet beetle?

Asked November 11, 2017, 10:58 AM EST

I found a dead bug on a bed. It looks like it had a shell it came off. I am attaching the picture..

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1 Response

The photos lack the detail needed to identify the insect. However, there is enough clarity to determine that it is not a bed bug.

The first photo shows what is probably a cast skin. The other two show what might be a beetle pupa or adult that has been damaged (head missing).