Big cranefly

Big cranefly

Observation - Big cranefly - UK and Ireland. Description: This large crane fly had a body length of at least 30mm, wings shorter than the abdomen, with very distinctive dark areas on the wing venation. These don't seem to match the pics I've been able to find of the common large species (maxima, paludosa, olerac

This large crane fly had a body length of at least 30mm, wings shorter than the abdomen, with very distinctive dark areas on the wing venation. These don't seem to match the pics I've been able to find of the common large species (maxima, paludosa, oleracea), so I was wondering what this is?