One of the smaller hawk-moth species with a wingspan of 45-60mm. The sexes are similar with pink and olive green forewings and pink and black hindwings. The thorax and abdomen are olive green with a pink pattern. The moth flies at night visiting flowers such as Honeysuckle, Petunia and Valerian and rests by day in its foodplant. Fully grown larva are up to 7.5cm long, green and brown in colour with a curved spine on the tail segment.