found on coastal path nibbling grass on a hot sunny day!
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The rear edge of the thorax is straight and not concave, so this makes it a Black Oil Beetle.
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
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Lat/Lng: 51.5468, -4.1767
OS grid ref: SS491853
somewhere along this stretch of coastal path but not 100% sure exactly where