Iridescent 3cm+ beetle found in compost bin

Iridescent 3cm+ beetle found in compost bin

Observation - Iridescent 3cm+ beetle found in compost bin - UK and Ireland. Description: Gorgeous large beetle, at least 3cm body length. Purple thorax, greenish black body. Large antennae. Found in well rotted horse manure in compost heap on allotment.

Gorgeous large beetle, at least 3cm body length. Purple thorax, greenish black body. Large antennae. Found in well rotted horse manure in compost heap on allotment.