Temporal range: Late Carboniferous–Permian
Ilger & Brauckmann, 2012
Bechala is a genus of insects in the extinct order Megasecoptera. It existed during the late Carboniferous in what is now Germany. It was described by Jan-Michael Ilger and Carsten Brauckmann in 2012, and the type species is B. sommeri. Its type specimen was a wing (AKH 524) discovered at the Küchenberg quarry, in the Ziegelschiefer Formation. The wing measurements are 39x6 millimetres.
- Jan-Michael Ilger and Carsten Brauckmann (2012). "First report of Namurian insects (Palaeodictyoptera; Megasecoptera; "basal Neoptera") from the Küchenberg near Fröndenberg/Ruhr (Germany)". Paläontologische Zeitschrift. in press. doi:10.1007/s12542-011-0122-0.