Creatonotos transiens is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in China (Shanxi, Shaanxi, central China, Tibet, Yunnan, Sichuan, Hong Kong, Hainan, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Zhejiang, Fujian, Taiwan), Japan (Ryukyu), eastern Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Indochina, the Philippines, Borneo, Sulawesi and Lombok. It is found in various secondary habitats.
The larvae feed on a wide range of plants, including Beta, Dioscorea, Paspalum, Zea, Pithecellobium, Vigna, Wisteria, Toona, Musa, Salix, Cayratia and Cissus species. The larvae are dark brown, with a very pale yellow dorsal stripe.