Violet Oil Beetle
Well I’ve never seen one of these before! What a beauty!
I was out on the Trans Pennine Trail near Penistone when I noticed a rather large critter crittering about the side of the path.
The colours were so intense, I wish I had a glaze that could mimic them!
I took a photo to find out what species they were. Turns out they’re a Violet Oil Beetle!
Nature really is the gift that keeps on giving!