Singilis loeffleri Jedlicka , 1963b

Anichtchenko, Alexander, 2011, Review of subtribe Singilina Jeannel, 1949, of the Middle East and Central Asia (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini), ZooKeys 155, pp. 1-50: 30-31

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Singilis loeffleri Jedlicka , 1963b


Singilis loeffleri Jedlicka, 1963b  

Singilis loeffleri   Jedlička 1963b: 176

Material examined.

Holotype: ♂, Persien, Löffler (=Iran, Kuh-rang) (NMPC); Iran, Kerman, Sirjan, 8 km N Balvard, 11-12.V.2007, Anichtchenko A. leg. (1♂, CAA).


In Singilis loeffleri   , the apex of the aedeagus is short and robust (long and slender in Singilis turcicus   , Fig. 36), and the entire propleuron smooth (subrugose near coxae in Singilis turcicus   ).


Length 5.4 mm. red-brown with postmedian black band on elytra (Fig. 22).

Head smooth, microsculptured, deeply irregularly punctate, punctures sometimes almost confluent near eyes, separated by 3 to 6 diameters on the front and by their diameter towards head base. Clypeus impunctate. Eyes large and bulging, with a few short setae at 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 thin setae towards the apex; pedicel irregularly setose throughout; antennomere III with numerous setae in apical 2/3. Antennae pubescent from the basal fourth of antennomere IV.

Pronotum red-brown, smooth, shinier than head, 1.21 times as wide as head, 1.34 times as wide as long, widest right behind marginal setae. Anterior margin straight, anterior angles slightly prominent, sides very broadly and regularly rounded, slightly to moderately sinuate towards posterior angles, which are rectangular to acute. Punctation irregular, sparser and shallower than on the head, sparse on the disc and denser towards base. Lateral explanate margin rapidly widened from apex, broad and elevated at base. Posterior pore right in front of angle. Basal grooves punctate. Pronotal base extended in a rounded median lobe. Furrow short and shallow. Microsculpture weak, slightly transversely polygonal.

Elytra red-brown, with piceous to black postmedian band reaching lateral margins. Intervals 1, 3, 5, 7 and 8 setose, with a single irregular row of pores all along. All intervals setose at base, convex on basal third and slightly convex beyond that. Interval 7 convex from base to the middle. Microsculpture deep, irregular, polygonal. Apical margin slightly sinuate. Striae deep, punctate, shallower towards the apices.

Legs brownish yellow. Tarsomere V with 3 pairs of ventral setae. Mes- and metepisterna smooth. Claws with 4 teeth. Venter entirely light brownish yellow. Abdominal sterna pubescent throughout, pubescence as long as protarsomere II.

Aedeagus - Fig. 47. Aedeagal median lobe moderately broad dorsoventrally, ventral margin straight nearly to apex; apex with evenly rounded tip that is not downturned.


Elytral band may be reduced to a spot not reaching beyond interval 4. Pronotal and elytral punctures vary in size.


Jedlička (1963b: 177) erroneously referred to the holotype as female. Singilis loeffleri   is probably conspecific with Singilis hirtipennis   , as discussed above.