Singilis persicus ( Jedlicka , 1961a)
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|Singilis persicus ( Jedlicka , 1961a)|
Phloeozetaeus persicus Jedlička, 1961a: 3.
Phloeozetus persicus : Kabak 2003: 438.
HOLOTYPE: ♀, S.O. Iran, Djiroft, Anbar-Abad, 1-18.V.1956, W. Richter leg. (SMNS).
This species is most similar to Singilis felixi , with diagnostic differences listed under that species.
Length 7.0 mm. Reddish yellow, with apical third of elytra dark (Fig. 27).
Head microsculptured and rather coarsely punctate. Clypeus punctate in basal half. Eyes with a few small setae at the posterior margin. Second supraocular seta located just anterad the posterior margin of eye. Temples short and smooth. Scape with a very long seta at 2/3 of its length and a few short thin setae towards the apex; pedicel with a band of apical setae; antennomere III with a few setae on apical half. Antennae pubescent from the basal fourth of antennomere IV.
Pronotum brownish yellow, shinier than head and elytra, 1.2 times as wide as head, 1.46 times as wide as long, widest behind the marginal setae. Anterior margin straight, anterior angles effaced, lateral margin very broadly and evenly rounded from anterior angle to marginal setae, almost straight behind that point, slightly sinuate towards posterior angles, which are acute and protrude as minute denticle. Punctation sparse, especially on disc, rugose and confluent at apical and basal margins. Lateral explanate margin widened behind marginal setae, broad and flat at base. Posterior pore right in front of angle. Basal grooves shallow, rugose, confluently punctate. Pronotal base extended in a rounded median lobe. Furrow deep and complete. Microsculpture faint.
Elytra: striae fine, finely punctate. Intervals 1, 3, 5 and 7 with extremely tiny and short setae and row of small pores from base to apex, very difficult to see. Interval 7 at shoulder slightly convex and narrower than the adjacent ones. Microsculpture deep, irregular, polygonal. Intervals slightly convex at base and almost flat at apex.
Legs brownish yellow. Tarsomere V with 3 pairs of ventral setae. Episterna of meso- and metathorax slightly punctate. Claws with 3-4 obtuse teeth. Venter entirely light brownish yellow. All abdominal sterna with pubescence short, no longer than protarsomere IV.
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