Black beetle approx 25mm long. Sitting on top of hypericum.
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Hi Rob, I tend to agree! Didn't notice the '25mm size' until after I posted the ID and after reviewing the image in more detail came to the same conclusion as you that it was more likely a lesser Stag beetle, have been waiting for someone to update it! Cheers - Richard
Lat/Lng: 51.8, -0.8
OS grid ref: SP8314