Small black beetle

Small black beetle

Observation - Small black beetle - UK and Ireland. Description: This critter was running about as fast as possible over a cow parsley plant. I think it is a beetle, but it could be a bug. It was small, probably less then 5mms.

This critter was running about as fast as possible over a cow parsley plant. I think it is a beetle, but it could be a bug. It was small, probably less then 5mms.