Amathusia phidippus males have brown upperwings with yellowish margins, while females have a paler wing color but with more yellow and contrasting edges. The underside of the wings is pale brown with a purple tinge, there are several white bands from the front to the rear. At the underside of the hind wings are two large brown ocellus with a white center.
Larva: Amathusia phidippus larvae are cylindrical, greenish yellow in color. At the 5th instar the caterpillar becomes more brown with a length of about 7 – 7.5 cm.
Pupa: The pupa of Amathusia phidippus is greenish in color with lines similar to the leaves of the host plant.