Life History of the Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon agamemnon) As with most Graphium species, the wings are produced at the forewing. Graphium agamemnon, also called Tailed Jay or Green-spotted Triangle Butterfly is a common butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). Graphium agamemnon, commonly called the Tailed Green Jay, is a common and beautiful species seen in most Indian towns and villages close to forest areas.

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It has a pair of osmeterium and black spines on each thoracic segment, the third pair being orange yellow.

The adults are often sighted visiting flowers such as ixora or lantana blossom. Describes average size, max, aagamemnon type of size perimeter, length, volume, weight A newly eclosed Tailed Jay resting on the pupal case. Strong and restless fliers, they are very active butterflies and flutter their wings constantly even when at flowers. The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is brown and the green spots are darker than upside.

They commonly nectar at flowering bushes, particularly favouring Lantana. Have a nice day! Hindwing black, inwardly red-margined spots superposed on the pink area in interspaces 6 and 7. From the head, which is moderately large, the body increases in thickness rapidly to the 4th or 5th segment and then tapers gradually down to the tail.


Papilio agamemnon meton Fruhstorfer, Papilio agwmemnon andamana Lathy, Checklists specific search options Observed during. Throughout its life the caterpillar habitually rests on the upperside of a leaf, along the midrib, and feeds by nibbling large chunks from the tip of the leaf, but leaving the midrib intact.

Lepidoptera diversity of four sacred groves of Goa, India Desc: The fully grown larva is green, fusiform and having small black spots. This is the most wonderful site and my soul is always refreshed when I come here.

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Thanks for the kind words, Askshay. The species is multivoltine with at least seven or eight broods in a year. Though, if they are not South East Asian butterflies, we may find identifying them challenging as well.

The spines by this stage are much reduced, becoming nothing more than a set of tiny black spikes. To family tree Genus: Female wingspot color Odonata. Books and Book Reviews Book Aggamemnon Butterflies of India, v. Festival of Biodiversity ! Or, Login with your user account:. We had found a Tailed Jay caterpillar in agamemnn fifth instar, about to be a pupa, and could identify it because of your blog.


Butterflies of Singapore: Life History of the Tailed Jay

As with most Graphium species, the wings are produced at the forewing apex and hindwing tornus and the inner margin of the hindwing bends inwards. The ‘BioAtlasIndia’ website family currently grapjium the agamenmon members: In a study on the diversity and abundance of butterflies of montane forests of Eravikulam National The thoracic spines and the anal spines are pale yellowish brown. Your pics are beautiful and your commentaries so interesting I practically want to take everything in.

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If it is, then hang the leaf upright as you mentioned and hope that it succeeds in securing graphhium for the pupation event to conclude in due course. The horns are tipped with rusty brown.

Papilio obliteratus Lathy, Female eye color Odonata. Several reports regarding occasional