Dor beetle with fruiting Cordyceps fungi
No interactions present.
Looks to me that it has been trodden on and some of its innards have extruded. So I don't think this is a fungus.
It had definitely not been trodden on. The beetle was perfectly preserved & if you look closely at the eye you can see the distinct shape of a fruiting body.
It does have a couple of cracks on the pronotum where it has been crushed.
Lat/Lng: 51.1, -3.7
OS grid ref: SS8238