Usually has a purplish tinge to the forewings and often patches of contrasting ashen scales, which help it blend beautifully with the dead fronds of host ferns.
Feeds from silk spinning on tree fern fronds.
Pupates in silk spinning.
Variable wing patterns, usually with purplish tinge in forewings and patches of contrasting ashen scales. Mimics dead fern fronds. Found all year. Can be disturbed by day. Attracted to light at night.