Any help in identifying the (tiny) green plant would be much appreciated and a confirmation that the Crane-fly is indeed Ctenophora flaveolata as opposed to C. ornata
I think that the plant is a Lady's Mantle Alchemilla sp. If I'm right, it's going to be a tough job identifying it to species. My flower book says that "without leaves you will not be able to identify the 15 species in this notoriously difficult group". (page 136)
OK, thanks Florin, that points me in the right direction at least ...
The cranefly is Ctenophora flaveolata as you suggest. C.ornata tends to have more extensive yellow markings on the abdomen and a large area at the tip of the wing shaded dark brown. In the picture there is only a small amount of shading at the actual wing tip. The other mark along the front edge of the wing is the "stigma", this cell is often darkly coloured in craneflies.