After reading up on this neat creature, I've found out that they don't have radioactive green glowing eyes, but that these diamond-shaped "eyes" are actually spots on the beetle's shoulders. I had to say, I was disappointed when I found this out, but it's still cool anyway. We don't have anything on us that glows green in the dark. The shade of green was really pretty and bright like a lightning bug but with a shade more like emerald.
Some time had passed since I first met the Click Beetle, until the other night. I was walking along the Bay and rounded some fountains when I heard a snap and on the sidewalk in front of me landed a Click Beetle. I'm really happy to have met these little guys and hope to see more of them. I don't have a farm or any crops to tend to so in my book these prehistoric beetles are ok. The people down in Homestead may say otherwise - which reminds me, I will be traveling down that way soon and I have a friend who drives tractors on one of the farms in the Redlands. I'll ask him what he thinks of the elusive Click Beetle.
disclaimer - i like to take all my own photos but unfortunately i was without a camera the nights i saw the beetles. so thank you to the people who took these. you can find them if you google search click beetle photos.