An extremely variable moth in size and wing pattern. Note the spot in the middle of the forewing.
Native trees and shrubs (e.g. kawakawa, akeake, tutu).
Laid in clusters of 3-12 on host.
Feeds on host leaves. Best known for holes on kawakawa leaves.
Pupates in cocoon in leaf litter.
Hard to identify due to variable size and colour forms. Distinctive spot in the centre of the forewing (white, cream or black). Found all year. Sometimes disturbed from vegetation by day. Flies at night, visiting flowers, attracted to light.
16 - 25mm