Snow-white under side with occasional obscure markings. Completely shiny orange-red on male’s upper side with thin black marginal bands. These bands are broader in Wet Season Form than in Dry Season Form. White area at the upper side of female varies.
Male prefer to mud sip on sandy soil. Both sexes bask in sunlight in the morning with open wings, otherwise they are found in closed wings as many other Lycaenids.