Long and slim, about 25mm from front of head, excluding antennae, to base of abdomen. Sitting on a rotten conifer that had lots of different sized holes in it.
No interactions present.
This is R. bifasciatum. We have another two rather scarcer species here with differnt patterns. Just the time of year to find them - I saw half a dozen near Aviemore yesterday.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
Thanks for the ID.
The very next day, whilst walking on the beach at Cullen, I came across another identical beetle struggling on its back on the sand. Amazing since I'd never seen one before and not at all where I expected one to be! I moved it away from the incoming tide onto a higher and grassier slope, so it hopefully has survived.
Lat/Lng: 57.685127, -2.801337
OS grid ref: NJ523664
By Crannoch Hill Loch