Black, oblong shaped beetle

Black, oblong shaped beetle

Observation - Black, oblong shaped beetle. Description: A black, oblong shaped beetle, measuring about 15mm long and with antennae measuring around 5mm long. First spotted in our kitchen sink, possibly having been mixed up with the lettuce or potatoes we had washed for tea. At first it seemed to be dead, and w

A black, oblong shaped beetle, measuring about 15mm long and with antennae measuring around 5mm long. First spotted in our kitchen sink, possibly having been mixed up with the lettuce or potatoes we had washed for tea. At first it seemed to be dead, and we left it lying on its back in a little dish. Several hours later, however, we noticed some movement and turned it the right way up and placed it in a bug jar overnight. The next morning, which was warm and sunny, the beetle was obviously awake and we released it into our back garden.