Glassy-looking green larvae feed on the undersides of fern fronds. One of our most widespread moths.
Ferns, including water fern and lace fern.
Glassy green. Feeds on undersides of fern fronds, leaving transparent patches.
Pupates in strands of silk under frond.
Found all year (mainly November to March). Flies by day, but usually from dusk onwards, attracted to light.
7 - 9.5mm
Native forest, shrubland, coastal areas.