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Racotis inconclusa Walker 
Boarmia inconclusa Walker, 1860, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 21: 382.
Racotis boarmiaria ab. sordida Warren, 1896, Novit. zool. 6: 55.
Racotis inconclusa Walker; Holloway, 1976: 80.

Racotis inconclusa

See the previous species.

Taxonomic notes. R. inconclusa is the most westerly member of a species complex distinguished by presence in the male genitalia of a blade-like process arising from the dorsal part of the sacculus and running alongside the valve apex. The blade is sparsely scobinate. The uncus is entire. The aedeagus vesica is without a clump of needle-like spines but has a zone of coarse scobination. R. inconclusa may be distinguished from other members of the group (which it flies with in Bali and Sulawesi) by the more basally expanded sacculus blade, and the occurrence of the aedeagus scobination on a distinct, tongue-like lobe. The digitate process on the sacculus tends to be longer, more slender. Other members of the group are R. monognampta Prout (Bali, ?Sulawesi), R. cogens Prout (S. Moluccas; male antennae bipectinate), R. maculata Lucas (Queensland, New Guinea) and R. submuscaria Pagenstecher (Bismarcks, Solomons).

Geographical range. Indian Subregion to Sundaland and Sulawesi.

Habitat preference. Though more common in lowland forests, inconclusa occurs infrequently up to the upper montane zone (1790m on G. Mulu).

Biology. The species was reared by Bell (MS) in India. The larva is stout, cylindrical, ochreous green in colour, variably patterned much as in R. boarmiaria with lateral dark patches, a dorsal dark green band and white lines centring and bordering this dorsal band as well as the lateral one and three more in between. The host-plants noted were Alseodaphne (Lauraceae) and Saccopetalum (Annonaceae). Confusion with boarmiaria cannot be discounted as vouchers have not been located.

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