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Holotype: ♂, Afganistan, Kaboul // apicalis det. Ing. Jedlička (NMPC).
Resembles Singilis filicornis in body shape, elongate elytra, the elytral spot, and the slight pronotal punctation, but can be easily distinguished by presence of well-developed spicular fields, composed of large spines, on the male internal sac (Fig. 43).
Length 6.8 mm. Yellowish red-brown, apical third of elytra pitch-brown (Fig. 25).
Head densely finely punctate, slightly isodiametrically microsculptured; punctures confluent and rugose near eyes, separated by 1 to 3 diameters on the frons. Clypeus smooth. Eyes large and bulging, with 3–4 short setae at the posterior margin. Second supraocular seta located just anterad the posterior margin of eye. Temples smooth, 2.6 times as short as eye length. Scape with a very long seta at 2/3 of its length and a few short thin setae towards the apex; pedicel with the usual band of apical setae; antennomere III with two bands of setae, at the middle and apex. Antennae pubescent from mid-length of antennomere IV.
Pronotum 1.13 times as wide as head, 1.28 times as wide as long, widest just behind the marginal setae. Anterior margin slightly concave, sides behind marginal setae straight, sinuate towards posterior angles, which are rectangular and protrude as minute denticle. Punctation sparse, irregular, punctures (especially on disc) sparser than on head, transversely rugose and confluent along lateral margins. Lateral explanate margin widened from the marginal setae, broad and flat at base. Posterior pore right in front of angle. Basal grooves small and shallow. Pronotal base extended in a rounded median lobe. Furrow thin. Microsculpture faint, isodiametric.
Elytra elongate, in middle 1.46 times as long as wide. Intervals 1, 3, 5 and 7 with conspicuous pores bearing minute, barely visible setae. Microsculpture polygonal. Apices slightly sinuate, rounded at suture. Striae deep and minutely punctate. Intervals 3–7 convex at humerus, gradually flattened towards apices; other intervals slightly convex at base and almost flat at apex.
Legs pale brownish yellow. Tarsomere V with 4 pairs of ventral setae. Claws with three long and one small basal teeth. Venter entirely brownish yellow. Propleuron faintly rugose, episterna smooth. All abdominal sterna with short pubescence.
Aedeagus – Fig. 43. Aedeagal median lobe broad, ventral surface almost straight to apex, apical fourth of lobe slightly downturned. Apex of median lobe long and expanded slightly near rounded tip. Internal sac with huge fields of numerous long and large spines.
Named after the eminent Czech coleopterist Arnost Jedlička.
Known from a single male from Kaboul, Afghanistan.
- Anichtchenko, A; 2011: Review of subtribe Singilina Jeannel, 1949, of the Middle East and Central Asia (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini) ZooKeys, 155: 1-50. doi