Red Soldier beetle (Rhagonycha fulva). Photographed on a Hebe shrub in Jordanstown, N. Ireland July 13, 2007.  For more details see http://www.plantpress.com/wildlife/o252-commonredsoldierbeetle.php or http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/wildlife/insects_insects_-_rhagonycha_fulva.html.