This is a medium size moth and found throughout South Africa.
The larvae feed on grape vines, carrot tops and Arum Lilies amongst other things.
Its cryptic coloration, whatever the variation, makes this species difficult to see as it rests during daylight hours on stones, walls, tree-trunks, or amongst foliage.
Although active for only short periods, its powerful and rapid flight enables it to cover great distances; it is frequently attracted to light.
On hatching, the 4mm-long larva is pale yellow with a disproportionately long black horn. It immediately consumes its eggshell, then moves off to find a resting place on the lower surface of a leaf.