Bad photos of deceased beetle!
Large pronotum, colouring brown. Length c1cm
No interactions present.
It's a beetle in family Silphidae - if you want to have a go at identifying it yourself there's a good key in the third edition of Beetle News, which can be downloaded from the Amateur Entomologists' Society page (look for vol. 1 issue 3):
or the direct link to the pdf is:
The key is at the end of the above pdf, and I think you can see everything you need to in the photos.
Having said all that, if you'd rather not identify it yourself just say so and I'll add what I think it is!
Entomologist and biological recorder
Is it Silpha atrata?
If you were to add that as an ID I might just agree with you!
(Hi Sarah, had forgotten you were Natterjacktoad!)
Well, I might just do that then!
Hi Martin! Another one for the list(!)
BTW, it WAS alive when I found it!!
Lat/Lng: 51.1388, -2.8312
OS grid ref: ST419380