Its wingspan is about 20 mm. Adults have brown plumes, with two pale marks near each forewing apex, and several dark marks on each forewing costa.
The larvae feed on the leaves of Derwentia perfoliata.
- tasmoths.net (January 1, 2008). "Sinpunctiptilia emissalis". tasmoths.net. http://tasmoths.net/showspecies.php?family=PTEROPHORIDAE&genus=Sinpunctiptilia&species=emissalis&picid=1. Retrieved 2009-02-16.[dead link]