Tiny, metallic-looking moth which belongs to a largely northern hemisphere family.
Muehlenbeckia species including pohuehue and wire vine.
Leaf-miner on pohuehue and wire vine, scattering black frass (droppings) around narrow galleries that expand into pale blotches.
Pupates in a silk cocoon inside leaf mines.
Tiny metallic moth. Flies by day in sunshine. November to March.
3 - 4mm
Forest edges and clearings, shrublands, coastal scrub, dunes.