Cymothoe coccinata

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Cymothoe coccinata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Cymothoe
Species: C. coccinata
Binomial name
Cymothoe coccinata
(Hewitson, 1874)[1]
  • Harma coccinata Hewitson, 1874
  • Harma sangaris Godart; Hewitson, 1866
  • Cymothoe coccinata ab. zickzack Strand, 1912
  • Cymothoe coccinata f. lecerfi Overlaet, 1944
  • Cymothoe excelsior f. spatiosa Overlaet, 1945
  • Cymothoe coccinata bergeri Overlaet, 1952

Cymothoe coccinata, the common red glider, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

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The larvae feed on Rinorea oblongifolia.


  • Cymothoe coccinata coccinata (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ubangi, Tshopo, Equateur)
  • Cymothoe coccinata vrydaghi Overlaet, 1944 (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ubangi, Mongala, Uele, Kivu)


  1. ^ "Cymothoe Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Limenitidini