One of several moth species from Australia, with larvae feeding on acacia rust galls.
Tunnels in large rust galls on twigs and branches of acacia. Extrudes frass (droppings) from gall. The galls are caused by the fungus Uromycladium.
Pupates in feeding place.
Resting posture mimics bark or a dead leaf. Late August to January. Active at night, attracted to light.
8.5 - 12.5mm
North Island and northern South Island.
Parks and gardens, waste places.