Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Is this a carpet beetle or something else
I asked this of someone else, but they needed better pictures if I found another one. I found another one this morning. Mind you I'm finding the few I did on hardwood flooring walking across the room. So far I have only seen two. I have more clear pictures of this second one. I'm at a loss what to do right now and don't even know what these things are. I keep food sealed for the most part and only have seen these two downstairs. This is about as clear a picture as I can get. I could send the dead bug to you if needed. Just let me know.
My original question was:
"I live in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pa. My cat found this bug and chose not to eat it so I had squashed it. It seemed to me to make a slight crunch sound when I squashed it. It looks like it is round, maybe 1/16 or 1/32 of an inch or less, has what appears to be two segments one small head and a larger body and appears to have six legs. It may have been slightly smaller than a ladybug in nature. On closer examination, but barely noticeable it look like it may have had two faint brown stripes on its back. I could not find a picture online to tell me for sure what it was."
It looks like a varied carpet beetle (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpet_beetle.html
for more pics) but the photo is much too dark to be certain. Post a follow up if you have questions not answered on the link above.