The length of the forewings is 13–16 mm. Adults are cream coloured with brown mottling and darker shades as well as a few black dots in the basal, medial and post medial areas on the forewings.
The larvae feed on a wide range of plants including Senecio species (including Senecio angulatus, Senecio tamoides and Senecio oxyodontus), Delairea odorata, Mikaniopsis cissampelina, Kleinia abyssinica, Carthamus tinctorius, Daucus carota and Bidens pilosa. They feed singly and moved to sheltered positions during the day. When disturbed, they drop off their host plant, curl up and remain motionless. Pupation takes place in a loose cocoon which is attached to any object in the immediate vicinity.
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