beetle for id

beetle for id

Observation - beetle for id. Description: Are these a species of Cantharis soldier beetle? They emerged from beneath the bark of a beech log today. The second one appears to have part of the larval skin attached at the rear end. The second one also appeared to be darker than the other two.

Are these a species of Cantharis soldier beetle?
They emerged from beneath the bark of a beech log today. The second one appears to have part of the larval skin attached at the rear end. The second one also appeared to be darker than the other two.