Cymothoe hobarti

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Cymothoe hobarti
Red glider (Cymothoe hobarti).jpg
Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Cymothoe
Species: C. hobarti
Binomial name
Cymothoe hobarti
Butler, 1900

Cymothoe hobarti, or Hobart's red glider, is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family.[1] It is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of lowland to sub-montane forests.

Males mud-puddle and both sexes are attracted to fermenting fruit.

The larvae feed on Rinorea species.


The following subspecies are recognised:

  • Cymothoe hobarti hobarti (Uganda, western Kenya, north-western Tanzania)
  • Cymothoe hobarti mwamikazi Overlaet, 1952 (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Kivu, Kibali, Ituri)
  • Cymothoe hobarti candidata Overlaet, 1954 (northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, southern Central African Republic)
  • Cymothoe hobarti lactanganyikae Collins, 1990 (western Tanzania)
Cymothoe hobarti hobarti female, Kakamaga, Kenya


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