Argynnis hyperbius has an orange-yellow forewing with a short transverse stripe at the basal, a wide medial oval circle, a tortuous outer edge, a broad stripe along the discocellular length and a series of large, zigzagged discal spots. The hindwings are pale yellow in color with transverse, narrow transverse markings, lunula transverse to the center of the cell and small spots. The undersides of the wings are olive brown to silvery white with short black stripes. The antenna is brown on top and bright red underneath, and the head, chest and abdomen are brownish yellow in color.
Larva: Argynnis hyperbius larvae are brownish orange in color with a broad brownish yellow dorsal line. The head and legs are black, have thorns on the chest, abdomen and tail segments.
Pupa: Argynnis hyperbius pupae are pale red in color, 10 pale metallic spots on the back, pink belly with faint black-tipped spines.