Fly like a soldier beetle

I’ve had this photo for two years, but a friend just identified it for me, so here you go, a soldier beetle named Cantharis livida:

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I think the giant drop of water on its head threw me off haha

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Then I found this amazing photo someone got of one in flight;

http://bugguide.net/node/view/1073475

Dance like nobody’s watching!  Or, better yet, fly like a soldier beetle!

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