Green, looper-like larvae feed on a wide range of plants, but favour herbs such as fleabanes.
Wide range, favours herbs in the daisy family (especially introduced fleabanes).
Green, looper-like, pale longitudinal lines on back. Feeds on a wide range of plants, preferring those in the daisy family.
Pupates in a silk cocoon in a folded leaf or in detritus.
Distinctive white-edged, toothlike mark on forewing, but this may be absent. Late December to May. Flies from dusk, attracted to light, sips nectar from front of flowers.
15.5 - 18.5mm
Parks, gardens, weedy areas, coastal dunes.