Soldier beetle?

Soldier beetle?

Observation - Soldier beetle? - UK and Ireland. Description: Found near a badger set on the cliffs east of Kimmeridge in the Purbecks. I looked in my Leif Lyneborg 'Beetles in Colour' but the nearest description is the soldier beetle. The tailend of the abdomen was clearly visible and was the same colour as the hea

Found near a badger set on the cliffs east of Kimmeridge in the Purbecks. I looked in my Leif Lyneborg 'Beetles in Colour' but the nearest description is the soldier beetle. The tailend of the abdomen was clearly visible and was the same colour as the head.