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Butterflies

Tailed
Jay

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Tailed Jay

Graphium agamemnon

The Tailed Jay is a predominantly green and black tropical butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family. It is a common, nonthreatened species native to India, Sri Lanka through Southeast Asia and Australia. Several geographic races are recognized.

Male upperside black. Forewing with the following green markings: a spot at the extreme base of the costal margin, a transverse short bar near base of cell and seven spots beyond, two and two except the apical spot which is single ; two spots beyond apex of cell; a spot at base of interspaces 1a and 1, followed by two oblique short macular bands; a discal series of spots decreasing in size towards the costa, and a postdiscal series of smaller spots that begins with two in interspace 1; the spots in interspace 7 in both series are out of line, placed outwards. Hind wing: three series of similarly-coloured markings that ran transversely across the wing more or less parallel to the dorsal margin, the upper markings white; a short greenish stripe at the extreme base of the wing.

Green-spotted Triangle, Tailed Green Jay, Green Triangle

Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    নেজাল জে
  • Bengali:
    চইতক
  • Malayalam:
    വിറവാലൻ
  • Marathi:
    चाष पाकोळी
  • Tamil:
    மரகத அழகி
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Taxanomy

LEPIDOPTERA
PAPILIONIDAE
Graphium agamemnon

Quick Facts
  • Being a fast and strong flier it is treated as "high energy" pollinator promoting cross-pollination.
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