Subject: What kind of bug is this??
Geographic location of the bug: North New Jersey
Time: 06:59 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi. This bug was found on my daughters chair at a park we were at. They started screaming. I know why once I saw it.
How you want your letter signed: K
This distinctive beetle is an Eyed Elater, the largest North American Click Beetle. It is considered harmless to humans, and its large false eyespots will deter a large predator into thinking the Eyed Elater might be a much larger threat.