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Was on holiday in the south of Spain when this bright red and black beetle caught my eye. Sorry about the poor photos, the red was a lot brighter in real life.
This isn't a beetle but an insect in the order Hemiptera (aka the "true bugs").
It looks a lot like the Firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus, but it could be some other related species (I don't know the Spanish fauna).
Sounds right to me I had help in identifying the same species in southern Spain
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/12291792@N05/5847601717/" title="Firebug heading for the Ant larder by phillipbonsai, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2442/5847601717_d859e9f83f.jpg" width="500" height="387" alt="Firebug heading for the Ant larder"></a>