This small moth was about 6 mm long with pale grey blotchy wings. there were dark grey patches at the apices and mid costal region of the fore wings. The thorax sported a black tuft of short setae and posterior to this was a smaller tuft along the midline.
Antennae were short and feathery.
Attracted to bright garden lights - very warm night.
There were a million moths that night but this small one stood out !
Thanks to cathy Powers for the ID. The smallest cossid I've seen so far.