Agreeing in general appearance with the type of the genus, N. licheneus Pasc. (? = Anhammus conspersus Thoms.), but easily distinguished by the different sculpture of the elytra. Length from the top of the antennary tubers to the end of the elytra 24 mm., breadth at the shoulders 8,5 mm. — Derm black, apical half of elytra indistinctly variegated with pitchy red, epipleurae entirely of this colour, the 3rd and following joints of the antennae, as far as they are present (5), and the legs reddish testaceous, the latter with the exception of the black apical half of the femora, the base of the tibiae and the apex of the 3rd and 4th tarsal joints. The whole insect is covered with a dense pale ochreous pubescence, less dense however on the testaceous parts of the antennae and legs, and absent on the granules and punctures which cover the elytra in regular longitudinal oblique lines; at two thirds of the length of the elytra a curved irregular black band is present, formed by naked spots which are confluent towards the suture and transverse towards the sides. The scutellum has a glossy line along the middle.