The adult moths have striped uniformly brown forewings, and red hindwings, each with a brown marginal band extending just past the wingtips. The thorax is dark brown with a wide pale dorsal stripe. The abdomen is a uniform pale brown. The wingspan is about 6 cms.
It is found from southern Pakistan, India, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka, east across Thailand, southern China, and Taiwan to southern Japan (the Ryukyu Archipelago) and the Philippines, then south across south-east Asia to the Andaman Islands, eastern Indonesia, the Solomon Islands and the Torres Strait of New Guinea.