Wingspan of 17-23 mm. Forewings and body mix of chestnut brown and grey patches. Hindwing with two patches of black scales which protrude when rest of hindwing is covered by forewing.
Up to 10 mm in length. Early instar a beige colour with darker red brown longitudinal stripes and later instars becoming green with paler longitudinal stripes. Head with dark markings on a pale background.
Eggs are laid singly or in small batches on the leaves of their host.
Central and Eastern Europe & the Middle East.
Grapevines, cultivated flowers (e.g. geranium) & lavender plantations.
Larvae feed externally on both flowers and leaves of their host.