Singilis (s. str.) ambulans ( Peringuey, 1896 ),

Anichtchenko, Alexander, 2016, Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Singilis Rambur, 1837 of Africa (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiini). Part IV, Zootaxa 4158 (2), pp. 183-202: 187-188

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Singilis (s. str.) ambulans ( Peringuey, 1896 )
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Singilis (s. str.) ambulans ( Peringuey, 1896) 

( Figs. 4View FIGURES 1 – 6, 19View FIGURES 19 – 21, 34)

Phloeozetus ambulans Peringuey, 1896: 247  Material. BOTSWANA: 1 ♂ —" Botswana , 7.1.2010 | 10km NE Martin's Drift | S22° 54.55 E 28°02.36 | P. Schule leg." (cPS)  . DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: 6 ♂, 4 ♀ —"Coll. Mus. Tervuren | Katanga: Kolwezi | X.1962 | ex. Coll. Dr V. Allard" ( MRAC)  ; 3 ♂, 2 ♀—"Mus. Roy. Afr. Centr. | Lualaba: Ruwe | 30.VIII.1960 | Dr V. Allard" (MRAC). MOZAMBIQUE: 1 ♂ —" 4 – 5.XII.2006 Mozambique | Sofala Prov. 15km S Condué | Riv. Chiniziua, 193m | P. Schüle leg." (cPS)  . RSA: 7 ♂, 3 ♀ —" South Africa, Tshulu | Research Reserve | 17.02.2008 Fogging 15 | De Bakker, W. Fannes, R. | Jocqué & A. Henraud leg. (cPS); 1 ♂—"S. Afr., N E Tvl. | Palabora | leg. V. Bergen (TMSA)  ; 1 ♂—"Pretoria N. | 1949 | G. van Son." (MRAC); 1 ♂—"Pretoria | Transvaal | J. Frey 1933" (MRAC); 1 ♂ —"Musee du Congo | Cap de Bonne Esperance | Ex coll. Clermont " ( MRAC)  ; 1 ♂—"Punda Milia | Kruger Park | III.1960 | C. K. Brain" (TMSA); 1 ♂ —" South Africa: | Petersburg | 24°14' S 29°15'E | 18.II.1984 | J. H. Venter | Department of Entomology | University of Pretoria " ( TMSA)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 2 ♀ —" S. Afr.: N Province | Amatola, Scott Farm | 22.56S— 29.23 E ", " 26.1.1998; E-Y: 3316 | at light | leg. R. Müller " ( TMSA)GoogleMaps  ; 3 ♂, 1 ♀— "S. Afr. N. Transvaal | Mmabolela estate | 22.40S— 28.15E ", " 6.3.1973, E-Y: 16 | mercury vap. light | leg. Endrödy-Younga” (TMSA); 1 ♀ —“ South Africa  , Limpopo | (Northern) Prov., | Cinergy Game Farm , | 18.XII.2002, A. Frolov leg.", "S24°39'38.4" | E 028°45'08,7" | h = 1101 m, UV-light trap | bushveld" ( ZIN)  ; 6 ♂, 2 ♀—"S. Afr.: Waterberg | Geelhoutbush farm | 24.22 S— 27.33 E ", " 9.10.1995; E-Y: 3156 | Pyrethrum fogging | Endrödy & Bellamy" (TMSA). 1 ♂, 1 ♀— " Frere | Marsh ", "SAM-COL-A016672" ( SAM).? DJIBOUTI: 2 ♀  " Pied du mont | Dollad 600m | C. Dikkil-Gobad ", " Cote Francaise | des | Somalis " ( MRAC)  . ZAMBIA: 3m, 3 ♀ — " Zambia South | Kafue NP | X.2009 Lassalle coll." (cPS)  . ZIMBABWE: 1 ♂ —" Salisbury | 6.II.15 ", "SAM-COL- A016643” ( SAM)  ; 1 ♀—“Salisbury | 4.II.13 ”, “SAM-COL-A016642” (SAM); 1 ♀—“Salisbury”, “ Phloeozetus  | ambulans  | Pér”, “SAM-COL-A016641” (SAM); 1 ♀—“Salisbury | 19.II.15 ”, “ Phloeozetus  | ambulans  | Pér” (TMSA); 1 ♂, 1 ♀ - " 19 – 28.VIII.1986 | NE Zimbabwe near Kotwa | 17°03' S 32°46'E | M. Lillig & S. Potel leg." (cPS)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀ —" Hope Fountain | S. Rhodesia | 20.9.1923 | Neville Jones " ( MRAC); 1 ♂ —"N  . Zimbabwe | (Zambesi Valley) | Chimutsi Dam | 1.VIII – 20.IX.1988 | leg. J. Weyrich ". KENYA: 1 ♂ —" KENYA E., | Garissa env. | 30.xi.1999 | M. Snížek leg." (cSF). 

Diagnosis. Body length considerably vary from 4.5 to 6.5 mm. Red-brown, elytra with black band behind middle that reaching lateral margins ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 1 – 6). Species easily distinguishable from other related species by the aedeagal isomerism ( Fig. 19View FIGURES 19 – 21).

Head densely and coarsely punctate, sometimes punctures confluent and rugose. Head and clypeus with strong, almost isodiametric microsculpture throughout. Eyes large and bulging. Temples short, smooth.

Pronotum transverse, 1.33–1.36 times as wide as head, 1.5–1.6 times as wide as long, widest just behind the middle or in the middle. Anterior margin straight, anterior angles effaced, sides narrowly and regularly rounded in anterior half, almost straight at base, weakly sinuate before rectangular posterior angles. Disc usually strongly punctate, punctures confluent and often wavy rugate. Lateral explanate margin rapidly widened from marginal setae, punctate, broad and flat at base. Basal grooves indistinct, flat. Microsculpture strong and irregular. Elytra subparallel, 1.47–1.62 times as long as wide, with polygonal microsculpture. Striae deep and finely punctate. Intervals 3 – 7 convex at humerus, gradually flattened towards apices; other intervals slightly convex at base and flat at apex. Claws with 5 – 6 teeth.

Propleuron strongly rugose towards coxae, mes- and metepisterna smooth.

Aedeagal median lobe elongate, median shaft slightly arcuate between basal bulb and narrow apice. Endophallus with numerous sclerotized denticles ( Fig. 19View FIGURES 19 – 21).

Distribution. It was described from Salisbury ( Zimbabwe). At the present time it is known from Botswana, Democratic republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Kenya, Mozambique, RSA, Zambia, Zimbabwe ( Fig. 34).

MRAC

Mus�e Royal de l�Afrique Centrale

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

ZIN

Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, Zoological Museum

SAM

South African Museum

RSA

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Singilis

Loc

Singilis (s. str.) ambulans ( Peringuey, 1896 )

Anichtchenko, Alexander 2016
2016
Loc

Phloeozetus ambulans

Peringuey 1896: 247
1896