Violet Oil-beetle

Violet Oil-beetle

Observation - Violet Oil-beetle - UK and Ireland. Description: Think this is an Oil Beetle, if so will leave to the experts to pin down which one - if that is possible from these photographs. Maybe some one from Buglife could help, I know they are running a survey just now on Oil Beetles see http://www.buglife.org.u

Think this is an Oil Beetle, if so will leave to the experts to pin down which one - if that is possible from these photographs.
Maybe some one from Buglife could help, I know they are running a survey just now on Oil Beetles see http://www.buglife.org.uk/getinvolved/surveys/Oil+Beetle+Hunt/Oil+Beetle+Hunt+-+How+to+take+part.htm