Singilis (s. str.) paganeli, Anichtchenko, Alexander, 2016

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 : 194

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Singilis (s. str.) paganeli

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Singilis (s. str.) paganeli View in CoL sp. n.

( Figs. 12 View FIGURES 7 – 12 , 28 View FIGURES 25 – 28 )

Type material. RSA: Holotype ♂: " S. Afr: Kruger Nat. Pk | Skukuza 13 km SSE | 25.04 S— 31.37 E ", " 7.3.1996; E-Y: 3218 | pyrethrum fogging | leg. Endrödy—Younga ", "on 3 Acacia nigrescens" ( TMSA) GoogleMaps . Paratype 1 ♀—idem. (TMSA).

Diagnosis. Extremely resembles other species of this group in body shape and elytral pattern. Without dissecting male specimens, S. paganeli sp. n. could be rather difficult to distinguish.

Description. Length 4.3–4.7 mm. Yellowish red-brown, elytra with black, sinuous transverse band behind middle ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 7 – 12 ).

Head and clypeus isodiametrically microsculptured. Head with irregular and deep punctation, punctures separated by 1 to 3 diameters. Eyes large and bulging.

Pronotum 1.25–1.3 times as wide as head, 1.45–1.5 times as wide as long, widest behind marginal setae. Anterior margin straight, anterior angles effaced, sides regularly rounded, wekly sinuate or almost straigth at base, posterior angles rectangular. Punctation coarse and deep, denser than in head. Lateral margin flat, punctate, explanate in basal half. Basal grooves indistinct, flat. Microsculpture strong, irregular.

Elytra suboval, 1.43–1.48 times as long as wide, with polygonal microsculpture. Striae deep and slightly punctate. Intervals convex at base, weakly convex at apices.

Claws with 5 teeth. Abdominal sterna smooth, shiny, with long sparse pubescence. Propleuron slightly rugose towards coxae, mes- and metepisterna smooth.

Aedeagus ( Fig. 28 View FIGURES 25 – 28 ). Aedeagal median lobe elongate and slender, slightly arcuate between basal bulb and long, narrow apice. Internal sac with long, large spines and one narrow microtrichial patch.

Name derivation. Named after geographer and naturalist Jacques Paganel, one of the main characters in Jules Verne' s novel In Search of the Castaways.

Distribution. All specimens are known from Republic of South Africa.


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