I have found another photo of the beast from above.
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It has black ends to antennae!
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... which should be a pointer to P. rufipes, which is what it is, I think. The angle makes these shoulders look a lot more pointed than they are. Just look at the shape of the rh shoulder (left in the picture).
I have looked through my pictures and have found another taken from above. After a bit of googling, I think that it is a Forest Bug - dark antennae ends, speckled legs, stripy edge of abdomen.
With the benefit of the added second image I agree this is a Forest Bug.
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
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Ditto, 100% Forest Bug, the 2nd image says it all
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