Like other members of the genus, it is distinctive for its striking colouration. The species is primarily black with two silvery transverse bars on the thorax and three silvery transverse bars on the abdomen. The silvery transverse bars on the abdomen are narrow, never reaching the discal setae. Antennae are inserted at two-thirds eye depth, and reach a little way beyond half the distance to the oral margin 
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