The wingspan is 36–44 mm. The fore wings are extensively covered with a metallic golden shimmering surface. Only the costal field and hem are brown in colour. The reniform and orbicular tain are small and white bordered. The unpatterned hindwings are grey-brown, somewhat darker at the margin. The thorax is furry and with some hair tufts, the proboscis is well developed.
The moth flies from August to October, depending on the location.