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Cleora inoffensa Swinhoe  
Boarmia inoffensa Swinhoe, 1902, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., 1902: 625.
Carecomotis inoffensa Swinhoe; Fletcher, 1953: 125, with review and description of subspecies.
Cleora inoffensa Swinhoe; Holloway, 1976: 82.

Cleora inoffensa

This is probably the most distinctive of the Carecomotis group, with a bluish tinge to the marginal zones of the wings and a pale yellowish tone to the basal sections.

Taxonomic notes. C. indiga Fletcher (S. Moluccas) and C. costiplaga Fletcher (New Guinea) are possibly just distinctive races of inoffensa. The race that flies in Borneo is probably glaucata Fletcher.

Geographical range. Himalaya, Sundaland, Philippines, Sulawesi, Solomons.

Habitat preference. The species is common in a range of lowland forest types but also extends up into the lower montane zone, with specimens taken as high as 1930m and 2110m on G. Kinabalu.

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