Soldier sailor - click

Soldier sailor - click

Observation - Soldier sailor - click - UK and Ireland. Description: Soldier beetle - yes (probably!); but which one. A delightful pictorial adventure here http://www.entomologie-stuttgart.de/ask/node/2&auswahl=676&menu=ste A useful Key (with some annotations by a one Martin Harvey) here http://markgtelfer.co.uk/files/

Soldier beetle - yes (probably!); but which one.
A delightful pictorial adventure here
http://www.entomologie-stuttgart.de/ask/node/2&auswahl=676&menu=ste
A useful Key (with some annotations by a one Martin Harvey) here
http://markgtelfer.co.uk/files/2011/10/A-field-key-to-Soldier-Beetles.pdf
And the best I can do -
Podabrus pruinosus but this does NOT occur in the UK!
So, the next best thing is Cantharis fusca based on other iSpots, none of which look mine!

CORE EDIT - just a few tiny words corrected.