Over all length 20 - 24mm. A large cranefly with conspicuous brown shading to the wings of the female or grey in the male. It has a black stigma and a black spot in the centre of the wing. The abdomen is a warm brown with a dark stripe along each side.
Damp woodland and hedgerows.
Status and distribution
Common and fairly widely distributed in Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.
Best time to see
May to October.