The male vindula dejone has golden orange forewings with broad, pale post-discal bands on both wings. The hindwings are marked with a dark sub-marginal stripe and ocelli. The female butterfly has gray upperwings with a prominent white post-discal band, and on the hindwings there is orange ringed ocelli. This species has a short pointed tail at vein 4 of the hind wing.
Larva: Vindula dejone adult larvae are blackish in color with gray patches along their flanks and green dotted lines along their back. The head has a pair of long stems and each segment contains dorsal and lateral spines.
Pupa: Vindula dejone pupae are pale brown in color with a dark, patterned vein and leaf capillary stripe on their dorsal surface. At a glance, it looks like a dry leaf.