shiny, metallic beetle approx 30mm long with very large abdomen
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I knew it was an oil beetle but I'm happy to concede to Murdo that its a violet one.
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
Lat/Lng: 57.1, -3.8
OS grid ref: NH9112