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Can anyone confirm that this is a male Glow-worm Lampyrus noctiluca?

Observed: 29th June 2013 By: Seymour DailySeymour Daily’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Found on a twayblade orchid in magnesian limestone grassland.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Martin Harvey's picture

comparison

Male glow-worms do look a bit like this but their head and eyes are hidden underneath the pronotum (top of thorax), see:
http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/lampyridae-glow-worms/

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Soldier beetle, not a glow-worm

Thanks Martin, your help is much appreciated!