Ariadne ariadne has orange to reddish-brown forewings traversed by 5 or 6 narrow, winding black lines. There is a black disc line outside the ends cells of the two wings. The underside of the wings is pale dark brown, both wings have transverse dark brown patches and markings, the edges of the wings are serrated. The color of the female butterfly is paler than the male.
Larva : Ariadne ariadne larvae are cylindrical, yellowish brown covered with long black setae. The capsule of the head is pale brown in color, the body is marked with reddish brown patches. At the next instar, the body color becomes darker and you can see brownish cephalic horns on the head.
Pupa : Ariadne ariadne pupa has two form colors, namely brown and green, both of which have spots and patches on the dorsum area. At the anterior end there are two short cephalic horns, the length of the pupa is about 20-22 mm.