Sailor Beetle - Cantharis fusca 1

Sailor Beetle - Cantharis fusca 1

Observation - Sailor Beetle - Cantharis fusca 1. Description: A fairly large black and red Cantharid (soldier / sailor) beetle, 15mm+ (width of my nail is 13mm). Black legs without red on thighs. Black shape on red pronotum touches front edge. Note - it's a sailor beetle not a soldier beetle because it wears a d

A fairly large black and red Cantharid (soldier / sailor) beetle, 15mm+ (width of my nail is 13mm). Black legs without red on thighs. Black shape on red pronotum touches front edge.
Note - it's a sailor beetle not a soldier beetle because it wears a dark jacket, not a red one!