Now throughout NZ, it is found year-round and will be attracted by light.
Wide range of low-growing plants, including nettle, Cape weed, turnip.
Feeds on low-growing plants.
Pupates in leaf litter on ground.
Colour varies from pale yellowish brown to blackish brown. Head distinctly paler than thorax. Australasian bird-dropping spider Celaenia excavata lures male moths by exuding sex pheremone that mimics female D. intermixta. Found all year. Flies at night, attracted to light.
14 - 18mm
Native forest, shrubland, parks, gardens.