Black beetle. Ribbed elytra. Dark chestnut legs. c14mm.
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Identification: This beetle is shiny and black with two different forms: one with rufous (brown) legs and one with black legs. The best feature to use for identification is the fact that the hind angles of the pronotum are rounded. It is also wingless and the elytra are fused together.
And the best news of all - it likes to eat slugs!
The picture on the right shows two species - P. madidus and, I think, Harpalus rufipes (or whatever its scientific name is now)
Lat/Lng: 51.224166, 1.193705
OS grid ref: TR230520
All trapped in a glazed plantpot base.