Body black clothed with very dense yellowish pubescence with the exception of 2 areas near antennal scapes, 2 triangular areas on vertex, beginning from apical half of the 3rd up to the end following antennal segments, 2 longitudinal bands
on medio-lateral parts of pronotum and interspaces of elytral bands clothed with dark brown ground pubescence.
The colour patterning is observable around the entire circumference of the shell and is characterized by about twenty longitudinal bands
subparallel to the shell axis.
Nail changes like white and red longitudinal bands
, longitudinal ridges, V shaped nick and subungual hyperkeratosis are frequently found.
The genus has a strong association with grasses and displays several co-evolved, adaptive characteristics such as a very elongate abdomen, a flat carapace, and light- to dark-brown longitudinal bands
along the carapace and abdomen, all of which aid crypsis in grasses.
White and red longitudinal bands
, longitudinal nail ridges, longitudinal splitting, and subungual hyperkeratosis are frequently found.
Camptocosa texana has narrower longitudinal bands
on the carapace (Fig.
of pigmentation in nails are among the trickiest of dermatologic phenomena to diagnose.
It is distinctive in having 12 or 13 dorsal soft rays, 13 anal soft rays, 19 pectoral rays, 98-100 scales in longitudinal series, males with filamentous third to fifth spines, lanceolate caudal fin, pelvic fins fully joined, pelvic frenum, and in colour: four broad dark orangish brown bars on body with irregular dark markings between; ocellated orange spots on spines and rays of dorsal fins; basal part of anal fin with adjacent narrow longitudinal bands
of black, orange, blue, and blue-green; pelvic fins pale blue or green.
The nails can have red and white alternating longitudinal bands
, as well as a V-shaped nicking at the distal nail plate, with resultant splitting and subungual hyperkeratosis.
Now notice the three longitudinal bands
(taenia) running along the cecum.
These muscle fibers are arranged in relatively thin longitudinal bands
, with the pink muscle medial to the red muscle.
Central figure bordered laterally by dark brown longitudinal bands
with irregular margins.