A very distinctive little moth with metallic markings and broad, rounded wings.
Various plants including those in the daisy family, cotton thistle, creeping thistle, native Craspedia, lavender, and mint.
Underneath daisy leaves in loose silk webs. Also on thistles and Craspedia.
Pupates in a silk cocoon under leaf.
Distinctive metallic markings and broad, rounded wings. Short jerky walks when settled on a plant. December to April.
5 - 6mm
NZ except the extreme south of the South Island.
Open spaces, including dunes, forest clearings, grasslands, shrublands.