Crane-fly mystery

Crane-fly mystery

Observation - Crane-fly mystery - UK and Ireland. Description: I spotted this Crane-fly while filling our caravan water container so naturally took a photo. To my surprise when I went back the following morning it was still there in the same position, wings extended, but minus its abdomen (photos 3 & 4). Any suggesti

I spotted this Crane-fly while filling our caravan water container so naturally took a photo. To my surprise when I went back the following morning it was still there in the same position, wings extended, but minus its abdomen (photos 3 & 4). Any suggestions as to what would have taken this and why the head and legs remain attached to the shrub.