Lesser Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha goettingensis)

Lesser Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha goettingensis)

Observation - Lesser Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha goettingensis) - UK and Ireland. Description: Stumbled upon this largish beetle on a sandy ride in Ashdown Forest, near to 'Trees' car park and the Old Airstrip. Despite moving it to get a photo of the beautiful iridescent purple underside it didn't 'bleed', perhaps that is only a feature of the Bloo

Stumbled upon this largish beetle on a sandy ride in Ashdown Forest, near to 'Trees' car park and the Old Airstrip. Despite moving it to get a photo of the beautiful iridescent purple underside it didn't 'bleed', perhaps that is only a feature of the Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) and not T. goettingensis?