One of the most beautiful lichen mimics among NZ Lepidoptera. The raised scale-tufts on the forewings enhance the cryptic effect.
Various plants including wineberry.
Feeds on callus tissue around plant wounds or galls caused by other insects (eg. tunnels made by Puriri Moth larvae in wineberry).
Pupates in feeding place.
Lichen mimic (raised scale-tufts on forewings resemble lichen). Variable colouration. Most have pale to dark green background colour on forewings.
10 - 17.5mm
North Island and northern South Island.