The wingspan of these moths reaches 45–60 mm. They have black forewings with white, broad patches and spots. The orange hind wings have black spots. The thorax is black and the abdommen is reddish-orange. The caterpillars are black with light brown tufts of hairs, while the head and the legs are reddish. They can reach a length of about 12-12 mm.
This species inhabits woodland, areas with bushes and hedges and sunny open grassy areas.