Animal Species:Schistophleps obducta (T.P. Lucas, 1894)
S. obducta belongs to a group of superficially similar moths with almost transparent wings due to thin scaling. This species is the most heavily marked of the group.
Standard Common Name
This species has much more brown scaling compared to Schistophleps albida and other similar genera. The two distinct black spots in the forewing cell are absent. The brown markings are extremely variable between individual moths.
S. albida, Psilopepla mollis, Chamaita barnardi
Coastal regions from far northern NSW to northern Queensland
Distribution by collection data
Feeding and Diet
larvae probably feed on lichens
Dr David Britton , Acting Head, Natural Sciences & Biodiversity Conservation