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.
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.
Coastal regions from far northern NSW to northern QueenslandBiomaps map of <em>Schistophleps obducta</em> specimens from the Australian Museum database http://www.biomaps.net.au/biomaps2/mapam.jsp?cqn=Schistophleps%20obducta&cql=sn&csy=Square
Feeding and diet
larvae probably feed on lichens