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Quick question, what is he? I saw him when I was out walking in the Welsh Hills this morning.
Thanks in advance,
I thought I'd post a second pic as the first doesn't show his roundness.
I've moved your thread into the Identification > Beetles forum so that it is more likely to get a response.
Not a ground beetle (Carabidae), but a burying beetle (Silphidae). I think it's Phosphuga atrata or similar.
See others here: http://www.kerbtier.de/cgi-bin/enFSearch.cgi?Fam=Silphidae