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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Integument dark brunneo- piceous, yellow-brown margins and highlights on anterior pronotal margin, scutellum, elytral base, hypomeron posterior margin, and legs.
All legs piceous, except all coxae, trochanters concolorous with general color of body, distal tarsomeres tinted brown.
1A,B): Head and pronotum: Black, with somewhat variegate appearance owing to small piceous (e.g., humeral tubercles) to light brown (e.g., clypeus) areas, middle and hind lobes of pronotum concolorous.
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.