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A small (approx. 2.5 cm wingspan) diurnal moth with dull greenish lavender to pale wine-brown, crossed by a central cream band widening at the upper end to encompass a large spot of the ground color. The terminal band is slightly paler grey or grey-green. The hindwings are jet black with a whie median band dived in two by the black discal mark. S. persimilis is similar, but is usually brighter maroon and has a pale spot in the basal area of the hindwing. The larva is illustrated in color by Hardwick (1996).

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