piceous

pi·ce·ous

 (pī′sē-əs)
adj.
1. Botany Of or relating to pitch.
2. Glossy black.

[From Latin piceus, from pix, pic-, pitch.]

piceous

(ˈpɪsɪəs; ˈpaɪsɪəs)
adj
of, relating to, or resembling pitch
[C17: from Latin piceus, from pix pitch2]
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All legs piceous, except all coxae, trochanters concolorous with general color of body, distal tarsomeres tinted brown.
Ventral surface of head with a uniform or almost uniform pale stripe which occupies entire interocular space; lateral piceous fascia entire .
Lateral piceous fascia of head widely interrupted behind eyes .
bifidus with only a slight anteriolateral expansion, cubitus anterior 2 of the forewing is piceous in T.
Head, pronotum, scutellum and elytra piceous brown, legs and antennae castaneous brown, garishly recumbent pubescence.
Colour: Uniform light reddish brown except head dark reddish brown to piceous, pubescence yellowish.
Pronotal disk and upper (vannal) areas oftegmina light apple-green (61), rest of tegmina of a very pale hue of this color; lateral lobes of pronotum with same longitudinal fuscous bands as described for the female, a cream-color (54) wide band begins on lower parts of cephalic genae, covers the lower part of pronotal lateral lobes and continues on mesosterna and mesepimera; on pronotal lobes, above the mentioned cream-color band is a tenuous citrine (51) band, and between this and the upper piceous band the surfaces are mostly sulphur-yellow (57), with some irregular tenuous spots of citrine or cinnamon color.
Forewing with costal margin slightly transparent and appendix with basal a piceous spot.