unknown beetle

unknown beetle

Observation - unknown beetle. Description: Found this specimen feeding on cow parsley? on the edge of a cleared conifer woodland site in Strathpeffer, Ross shire, Scottish Highlands,and have always wondered what it was, it would appear to be a Bee but looks more like a Beetle at closer inspection.

Found this specimen feeding on cow parsley? on the edge of a cleared conifer woodland site in Strathpeffer, Ross shire, Scottish Highlands,and have always wondered what it was, it would appear to be a Bee but looks more like a Beetle at closer inspection......can anyone help?