Stout body, olive to golden-green on backside of thorax, yellowish underneath, dark burgundy on the abdomen; forewings & hindwings have large unscaled, clear areas bordered to the edges with dark brown scales & with dark scales along veins.
Caterpillar is banded with yellow, black & white stripes. The head is also striped with yellow & black. There are two pairs of black filaments, one pair on each end of the body. The caterpillar will reach a length of 5 cm (2 in).