Type locality: Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province, Ghizar Mountains, Yasin.
(Taxonomic note. Some recent taxonomic works place this species in the genus Saturnia.)
Holarctic; western Palaearctic region. Pleistocene refuge: Monocentric -- Sindian refuge.
Wingspan 110--116mm. A very distinct species, with the submarginal area of all four wings pale-to-dark chocolate-brown in most individuals. A band of similar colour runs across the eye-spots on both the upper- and undersides of each wing. The eye-spots themselves are smaller than in other species of Neoris, the wings proportionately more rounded and broader, and the median notch of the male valve is reduced. However, some individuals are similar to dark forms of Neoris huttoni Moore, 1862 in both colour and patterning.
Found around 4000m altitude.
Mid August to early September as one generation.
So far, known only from the Northwest Frontier Province and western Kashmir, Pakistan.
Extra-limital range. None.