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Large black beetle

Observed: 28th May 2011 By: stephenjcorcoran
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Description:

shiny, metallic beetle approx 30mm long with very large abdomen

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Mark at Magdalen's picture

I knew it was an oil beetle

I knew it was an oil beetle but I'm happy to concede to Murdo that its a violet one.

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oil beetle

Very interesting, no records for Meloe violaceus on NBN in eastern scotland but several for Meloe proscarabaeus. 2 of the records for Meloe proscarabaeus are close to where this one was spotted. Happy to go with Murdo on this one - Thanks