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Little scarab beetle from garden

Observed: 5th May 2013 By: vburton
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Little scarab beetle from garden
Description:

Small (approx 12mm) beetle with bronzy purple head and pronotum and brown with darker speckled elytra.
I don't 'do' beetles by this little fellow caught my eye walking across the patio. Not seen one like it before, can anyone ID more precisely?

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O.coenobita sounds more

O.coenobita sounds more likely then, we have two dogs and I found it near our drain just after dad had done a 'turd patrol'!