Enormous Crane-fly

Enormous Crane-fly

Observation - Enormous Crane-fly - UK and Ireland. Description: I was actually looking for damselflies, when crane-flies can be a bit of a distracting nuisance. This character, which has to be the largest crane-fly I've ever seen, landed in the grass in front of me. Its sheer size makes me think it ought to be Tip

I was actually looking for damselflies, when crane-flies can be a bit of a distracting nuisance. This character, which has to be the largest crane-fly I've ever seen, landed in the grass in front of me. Its sheer size makes me think it ought to be Tipula maxima.