A very common moth, with the larvae feeding on a wide range of flowers. On pohutukawa flowers the larvae are bright red and beautifully camouflaged.
Wide range of trees and shrubs (e.g. bush lawyer, rangiora, pohutukawa).
Bright red, camouflaged on pohutakawa flowers. Feeds on wide host range.
Pupates in cocoon on ground detritus.
Variable colour pattern. Forewing green or brown, sometimes with large white blotch in wing centre. Found all year. Flies at night, attracted to light.
8 - 11mm
Native forest, shrubland.