What kind of bug is this?

Asked June 27, 2019, 8:05 PM EDT

Hi, I found around 10 of these little black bugs dead near my window sill / balcony door.
They don't seem to be anywhere else in the apartment.

All of them were dead, but it seems like they can fly? Unsure.

I couldn't find any photos of bugs that look similar to these...
Any idea what they are and where they come from?


Thanks for any help!

Kings County New York

1 Response

Some insects are attracted to light so they end up on window sill trying to get out and eventually run out of energy and you find them dead. The images in not clear enough to see the colors but what I can see may indicate it is a carpet beetle. Do a earch on line for more images and see if it matches. They eat dead organic material so wool, cotton and fur are fare game for them and their larvae.