Wingspan of 38-40 mm. Forewings pale brown. Hind wings are light greyish white.
Length up to 38 mm and dull brownish to greenish-brown. Head dark brown & shiny.
Hemispherical and ribbed whitish eggs are laid randomly on the soil surface.
Throughout most of Asia.
Range of horticultural and agricultural crops.
Early instars feed on leaves while later instars begin to feed below ground on roots of their host. Feeding results in yellowing and dead leaves and toppling of plants as the stem and roots are eaten internally.