When young, the pale brown larva is like the fruiting body of a minute, knobbed fungus.
Various trees and shrubs, including hangehange.
Pale brown. Feeds on dead leaves, including hangehange.
Pupates in a cocoon in a dead leaf on the ground.
Variable colouring. Bluntly hook-tipped forewing. October to March. Rests on dead tree fern fronds in daytime. Flies from dusk, attracted to light.
10 - 14mm
Native forest, shrublands, gardens, coastal areas.