Soldier Beetle

Soldier Beetle

Observation - Soldier Beetle. Description: At first, I thought this was the Common bloodsucker - Rhagonycha fulva. However, due to the date observed I'm rather uncertain. It was seen in and around a large pond in grassland. Any ideas please?

At first, I thought this was the Common bloodsucker - Rhagonycha fulva. However, due to the date observed I'm rather uncertain. It was seen in and around a large pond in grassland. Any ideas please?