forewing with broad medial orange-bronzy-golden-green stripe
sometimes bifurcated at costa.
Curved greenish band before apex, and sometimes a few bluish-green stripes.
Before medial forewing band 4-5 thin orange or greeny-bronze stripes.
Underside forewing pattern similar but in light metallic blue-green. Hindwing long-tailed like a kite swallowtail butterfly, very narrow, with complex broad band which is blue-green in upper quarter, dark orange down to line of the tail, and then light blueish-grey with grey stripes towards abdominal margin.
Underside of hindwing greenish blue metallic (underside similar to Urania boisduvalii).
Males smaller and usually more orange on forewings than females.
Head relatively small as abdomen in relation to wings, antennae filiform, less than half forewing length.