Above, the forewings of the
Indian Red Admiral are brown, reddish-orange and black, with black spots on the orange
and white spots on the black background.
The hind-wings are are brownish,
with dark brown spots towards the base, and a reddish-orange band on the outer
edge, which is spotted with black and has a thin, interrupted, white outer edge
near the apex.
Indian Red Admiral
The patterns and colours of the underwings are similar to
those of the upper-wings, but somewhat darker. The body of this butterfly is
greenish to grey-brown and it has a wingspan of 5.5 to 6 centimeters.