Singilis turcicus ( Jedlicka , 1963a)

Anichtchenko, Alexander, 2011, Review of subtribe Singilina Jeannel, 1949, of the Middle East and Central Asia (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini), ZooKeys 155, pp. 1-50: 14-15

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Singilis turcicus ( Jedlicka , 1963a)


Singilis turcicus ( Jedlicka, 1963a)  

Phloeozetteus turcicus   Jedlička, 1963a: 6

Material examined.

Holotype, ♀, red label: Phloeozetteus turcicus   sp. n. det. Ing. Jedlička; white label: Türkei, Marasch, 12.V.60, leg. Seidenstücker (ZSM). ARMENIA: Syunik prov., E Meghri, Artsvakar gorge, 650m N38°55', E46°16', light, 8.VI.2007, Kalashian leg. (1♂, IZEC). IRAN: Chaharmahal-va-Bakhuyari prov., 10 km E Chaman Goli, 7-8.VI.2008, 3500m, Anichtchenko A. leg. (1♂, AAC); Fars, near Sarvestan, 8.V.2007, Anichtchenko A. leg. (1♂, AAC); Fars, 10 km SW Kharameh, 31.V.2008, Anichtchenko A. leg. (1♂, AAC); Kerman, Qohrud mts., 10 km E Korin, 3500m, 13.V.2007, Anichtchenko A. leg. (2♂♂, AAC); Kohgiluyeh-va-Boyer Ahmad, 20 km SW Yasuj, 5-6.V.2007, Anichtchenko A. leg. (1♀, AAC); SW Iran, Fars, Sivand NE Shiraz, 1770 m, 3008N 5255E, lux, 15.VII.2004, M. Rejzek leg. (3♂♂ 1♀, DWWC); W Iran, Lorestan, 25 km NWW Dorud, 1874m, 3333N 4853E, lux, 8.VII.2004, M. Rejzek leg. (1♂, DWWC); Kerman env., Deh Bala, 14.V.2003, Orszulik leg.(1♂ 1♀, KOC). ISRAEL: Jerusalem, 11.IX.1904 (1♀, NMPC).


This species is most similar to Singilis discoidalis   , with diagnostic differences listed under that species.


Length 4.3-5 mm. Yellowish red-brown, elytra with black pattern behind middle that varies from continuous band reaching lateral margins to small grey sutural spot (Figs 12-13).

Head microsculptured, deeply and uniformly punctate, punctures separated by about their diameter but denser in frontal depressions. Clypeus with few scattered punctures. Eyes large and bulging, with 4-5 very short setae at posterior margin. 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 two bands of setae (at mid-length and at apex). Antennae pubescent from mid-length of antennomere IV.

Pronotum 1.21-1.27 times as wide as head, 1.42-1.45 times as wide as long, widest just behind the marginal setae. Anterior margin straight, anterior angles effaced, sides very broadly and regularly rounded, slightly sinuate towards posterior angles, which are rectangular or slightly acute, protruded as minute denticle. Discal punctation similar to that of head, but shinier due to more delicate microsculpture. Pronotum at apex and base rugulose and densely punctate. lateral margins narrowly explanate from anterior angle to lateral setae, then widened basally, broad and flat at base. Posterior pore anterad angle. Pronotal base extended in a rounded median lobe. Furrow short and fine.

Elytra in the middle 1.36-1.4 times as long as wide. Intervals 1, 3, 5 and 7 each with minute setae visible only in lateral view at high magnification, and two irregular rows of minute sparse setiferous pores from base to apex. Interval 7 convex in basal half and narrower than interval 6. Microsculpture polygonal. Apices slightly sinuate. Striae slightly punctate, shallower on disc and towards apex. Intervals slightly convex at base, flat at apex.

Legs brownish yellow. Tarsomere V with 5 pairs of ventral setae. Propleuron weakly rugose towards coxae. Mes- and metepisterna smooth. Claws with 4 teeth. Venter brownish yellow. All abdominal sterna with short pubescence, no longer than mesotarsomere IV.

Aedeagus - Fig. 36. Aedeagal median lobe slender, ventral surface straight at midlength. Endophallic spines quite uniform in size, less numerous than in Singilis mesopotamicus   .


Varies in body size and extent of dark elytral pattern (complete band to faint spot).


Armenia (country record), Iran (country record), Israel (country record), Turkey.