I think this is another Black Oil Beetle
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Hi, the difference between the Black and Violet Oil Beetle are very small and easily disputable. Can you upload any other images that might confirm your ID.
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
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This is the only other picture i have. I dont think it will help but i have looked at the buglife id sheet and will try to take better pictures next time. Only just started with insects. Thanks for your help.
My name is Clare and I am the iSpot mentor for Wales - I don't live too far from you in Pembrokeshire. I've just read your blog and I am sooooooooooooooooo impressed! I am going to be reading it a lot from now on. I hope iSpot can help with some of your wildlife sightings!
Bye for now
Thanks Clare, glad you liked my blog. iSpot is a really good way to learn new stuff i think i will be using it a lot.
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