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Devils Coach Horse? No! It's a Black Oil Beetle, Wrong again, it's a Violet Oil Beetle!

Can anyone confirm or correct my very tentative identification? It's the nearest I can find, but this seems too large at about 40mm. It was also out and about in bright sunshine, right out in the open on the top of this nettle. Now correctly identified, thank you mpgoodey.

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Taken on April 15, 2012