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There are 72 described species in the genus Cymothoe, a group of large and magnificent butterflies commonly known as Gliders. The genus is entirely Afrotropical in distribution. The female of mabillei is similar to that of most other Cymothoe species, with a whitish ground colour, a dark brown basal area, and a series of large dark submarginal chevrons, while the male is fiery orange-red.
Bobiri Forest and Butterfly Reserve. Cymothoe mabillei is a west African species, found from Sierra Leone to Ghana.