Singilis saeedi , Anichtchenko, Alexander, 2011

Anichtchenko, Alexander, 2011, Review of subtribe Singilina Jeannel, 1949, of the Middle East and Central Asia (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini), ZooKeys 155, pp. 1-50: 28-29

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Singilis saeedi

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Singilis saeedi  ZBK  sp. n.

Material examined.

Holotype: ♂, Iran, Fars, 20 km W Estahban, 2400m, 27-30.V.2008 Anichtchenko A. leg. (ZIN). Paratypes: same locality and date (2♂♂ 4♀♀, ZIN, AAC).


This new species shares with Singilis klimenkoi  and Singilis kryzhanovskii  the overall appearance and body coloration, but differs from Singilis klimenkoi  by the short and thin setae on elytral intervals. From the other it is differentiated by smaller body size, and presence of weak setiferous pores along all elytral striae, i.e. Singilis kryzhanovskii  has only on odd elytral intervals.


Length 5.7-6.7 mm. Uniformly yellowish red-brown (Fig. 21).

Head very coarsely and deeply punctate on sides and towards the base, more sparsely on the frons; punctures near eyes often confluent. Head with very distinct microsculpture. Clypeus smooth, with distinct microsculpture. Eyes large and bulging, with no short setae at the posterior margin. Second supraocular seta located just anterad the posterior margin of eye. Temples very short, smooth. Scape with several setae besides the very long subapical one; pedicel with the usual band of apical setae; antennomere III in apical half with several setae besides the usual apical ones. Antennae pubescent from the basal fourth of antennomere IV.

Pronotum 1.17 times as wide as head, 1.4-1.48 times as wide as long, widest just behind marginal setae. Anterior margin straight, anterior angles effaced to faintly marked, sides broadly and evenly rounded, sinuate towards posterior angles, which are acute. Punctation coarse, irregular, punctures (especially on disc) generally smaller and sparser than on head, sometimes confluent (especially on the sides of disc). Lateral explanate margin uniform near apex, rapidly widened, wide and flat towards base. Posterior pore right in front of angle. Basal grooves shallow. Pronotal base extended in a rounded median lobe. Furrow variable. Microsculpture less distinct than on head.

Elytra shinier than head and pronotum. Each interval with 1-2 rows of minute, inconspicuous setae. Microsculpture more delicate than on head and pronotum. Apices weakly obliquely sinuate, rounded at suture. Striae slightly punctate, deep at base and at shoulders, shallower on disc. Interval 7 not much more convex and narrow than interval 6. Intervals slightly convex at base, flat at apex.

Legs brownish yellow. Protarsomere V with 3 pairs of ventral setae, metatarsomere V with 4 pairs. Claws with 4 teeth. Abdominal pubescence as long as tarsal, with no long setae.

Aedeagus - Fig. 46. Aedeagal median lobe stout, eudorsal surface slightly curved, apical third of lobe downturned, apex broad. Internal sac with three long and large spines and one field of small spicules.


Varies in body size, density and size of pronotal punctures, and length of furrow.

Name derivation.

Named after my friend Saeed Mobarra.