A common moth now since it arrived in 1984. It is considered a minor pest as the larvae feed on crops such as soybean and brassicas.
A wide range of low-growing plants (especially parsley, lucerne, soybean, brassicas).
Looper-like. Feeds on a wide range of plants, including crop and garden plants. Considered as a minor pest.
Pupates in a silk cocoon in host leaves.
February to June. Flies from dusk, attracted to light and flowers.
16 - 18.5mm
Parks, gardens, cultivated areas, weedy places.