Brachyptera berkii

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Brachyptera berkii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Plecoptera
Family: Taeniopterygidae
Genus: Brachyptera
Species: B. berkii
Binomial name
Brachyptera berkii
Kazanci, 2000 [1]

Brachyptera berkii is a taeniopterygid stonefly found in western Turkey and Crete.[2] The adult specimens of this species are no more than 12 mm in length and brown in colouration, sometimes with V-shaped patterns in between the antennae. Its species name honours Ongun Berk, the son of Professor Nilgün Kazancı from Hacettepe University who in 2000 collected and first described specimens of the species in northwestern Turkey near Bursa.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kazanci, Nilgün (2000). "Brachyptera berkii, a new Plecoptera (Taeniopterygidae) species from Turkey". Aquatic Insects. 3 (4): 283–287. doi:10.1076/aqin.
  2. ^ Kazanci, Nilgün (2015). "Brachyptera berkii Kazancı 2001, a new record of Plecoptera (Taeniopterygidae) species from Crete (Greece)". Review of Hydrobiology. 8 (2): 101–104.