A quite unmistakeable species, with rusty forewings tinged with purple and a neat white line along the costa.
Various Hebe species, including H. stricta, H. salicifolia, and H. macrocarpa.
Feeds from web under leaf. Leaves may be tied with silk.
Pupates between spun leaves.
Rusty forewings with purplish tinge and neat white line along costa. September to May. Flies by day and night, attracted to light.
9 - 13mm
Native forest, shrubland, coastal areas.