Dark brown on the upper side, with two eyespots at the sub marginal area of their wings. The lower eyespot on the forewing is prominent and circled with orange, while the others are rather faint. The underside is dull orange brown, clearly distinguishing it from other Bushbrowns.
It is very local, restricted to forested areas where the bamboo grows. though its flight is weak like other Bushbrowns, it flies at a higher level. This butterfly is extremely shy and will disappear into the undergrowth when approached.