Taeniopterygidae

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Taeniopterygidae
Plecoptera - exuvia.jpg
unidentified species (exuvia) from the Carpathian Mountains, West Ukraine.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Infraclass: Neoptera
Order: Plecoptera
Suborder: Arctoperlaria
Family: Taeniopterygidae
Klapálek, 1905
Genera

Taeniopteryginae

Taeniopteryx

Brachypterainae

Bolotoperla
Brachyptera
Doddsia
Kyphopteryx
Mesyatsia
Obipteryx
Okamotoperla
Oemopteryx
Rhabdiopteryx
Strophopteryx
Taenionema
Diversity
ca. 80 species

Taeniopterygidae are a family of stone flies with about 80 described extant species. They are commonly called willowflies or winter stoneflies and have a holarctic distribution.

Adults are usually smaller than 15 mm.

Species[edit]

Sources are [1], Nearctica.com: Plecoptera List and [2]. species without given distribution are likely palaearctic.

  • Brachyptera beali beali (Navás, 1923)
  • Brachyptera beali cretica Zwick, 1978 (Greece)
  • Brachyptera transcaucasica transcaucasica Zhiltzova, 1956
  • Brachyptera transcaucasica kykladica Zwick, 1978 (Greece)
  • Brachyptera vera vera Berthelemy & Gonzalez del Tanago, 1983 (Spain)
  • Brachyptera vera cordubensis Berthelemy & Baena Ruiz, 1984 (Spain)

Fossil species[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Zhiltzova, L.A. (2006). A review of stoneflies of the family Taeniopterygidae (Plecoptera) in Russia and adjacent countries. Entomological Review 86(6):632-634. doi:10.1134/S0013873806060029