Well it sure looks like a Alien, don't ya think?
Actually it's an Eastern Eyed Click Beetle. One bug that Mum and I have never seen before. But one day it just appeared on our back deck. Pretty cool huh?
According to Organic Gardening, the neat thing about this beetle is "when it feels threatened, it drops onto its back and then flips itself into the air—sometimes several inches high—until it feels safe. The beetle performs this trick by snapping the first section of its thorax—the segmented middle part of its body—into a groove in the second section of the thorax. This hinge action makes a "click" noise (hence the name click beetle) and launches the insect into the air."
It didn't flip at us, but we found a vid on YouTube! Check it out!