Wingspan is about 30-32mm. Fore wings much broader. The outer margin less oblique. Raised tufts are slight. Body reddish grey brown in color. Fore wings with slightly irrorated with dark specks. There is an indistinct sinuous antemedial line present. A black speck in cell. A medial, straight, almost erect dark line found with some bluish grey on the outer edge, and often with the area beyond it grey. A more or less developed sinuous submarginal series of black and white specks. Hind wings fuscous. Ventral side with subapical black and white specks to fore wing, and indistinct cell spot and postmedial line to hind wing. The males have short palpi and more broadly scaled. Frontal tufts very thick. Some specimens have whitish costa on fore wings.
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