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In all my 50 years I have never seen a big eye bug this big
Hi:
I was wondering if you knew what type of bug this was. It was on my screen and when I got close to it it flew to the ground. I live in Central Florida. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
Nan

Hi Nan,
This is an Eyed Elater, one of the Click Beetles. The “eyes” are not real, but eyespots used to scare predators.

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