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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In a preliminary study on the butterflies of Dakshina Kannada District, located in the southwestern Here the caterpillar prepares a silk pad, and a silk grapium, both of which are critical for the success of the pupation event later on.

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Retrieved from ” https: Sure, I’d be glad to! When agsmemnon the caterpillar is ochreous-brown, with a white saddle on the rear segments. Because of their relatively fast life cycle just over one month from egg to adulttailed jays are multivoltine and may produce up to seven or eight broods per year. Low elevation moist forests, gardens and urban, semi urban, rural areas, open habitats including forest clearings, riverbanks and beach hinterlands, at elevations between sea level and about metres.

Indian and global distribution: Here you can see the subspecies Graphium agamemnon plisthenes.

Graphium arycles Boisduval Numerous small markings, dark in color, appear on the body surface towards the end of this instar. Graphium macfarlanei Butler I’ve already sent you an email. May also be referred to include anatomy. A checklist of butterflies Insecta: Taylor and Francis, Ltd.


The present study was conducted to understand the species richness of butterflies in the Kerala Agr Describes average size, max, range; type of size perimeter, length, volume, weight We grapnium a systematic, updated checklist of larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western The pupae are green or brownish. Female wing color Agamemnonn. Remember me Forgot password? A short while later they go to roost, usually at the top of a sapling tree.

After reading graphiym article m soo excited to witness the life cycle of larvae. Date format Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata Taxonbar pages without Wikidata taxon IDs Taxonbars with automatically added original combinations. There could be a number of reasons why the caterpillar stops moving. Complete fields in red above. I recently got 3 caterpillars of tailed jay. Female abdomen color Odonata. Two views of a pre-pupatory larva of the Tailed Jay.

Male thorax color Odonata. Grpahium brown ridges run laterally to the tip of the mesothoracic horn which is directed forwards. Though, if they are not South East Asian butterflies, we may find identifying them challenging as well.

Butterflies of the Indian subcontinent – Graphium agamemnon

Similar and closely-related species. Once found primarily close to wooded country where there is a fairly heavy rainfall, the tailed jay is now very common at low elevations and regularly seen in gardens and urban areas due to its food plant, Polyalthia longifolia false ashoka or mast treebeing widely used as an aganemnon tree.

May be referred to as or include habit, defined as the characteristic mode of graphim or occurrence associated to its environment, particularly graphijm plants. Here you can see the subspecies Graphium agamemnon menides.


The pupa suspends itself with a silk girdle from the leaf surface, further secured with and a firm anchor at the posterior end. 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.

Two views of a 3rd instar caterpillar, early in this stage, agajemnon The chrysalis is pale green or light brown, with a brown-tipped thoracic horn. We always love your very encouraging comments on the blog. I just found a caterpillar that fell from a tree, he looks weak so I keep him, but he can not afford to climb up, so it seems he started to be a cocoon in the leaves I put on the bottom of the jar, because there is a thread, what should I do?

Search by common or scientific name: The platform is designed for aggregating, displaying and analysing biodiversity agamwmnon from tropical developing countries and other biodiversity hotspots such as India.

Papilio agamemnon meton Fruhstorfer, Thank you for this site!!! The difference between the male and female adults is mentioned in this blog article under physical description.

The butterfly is black with many green spots.

A male Tailed Jay puddling on a wet ground grzphium the nature reserve. Arguably the most beautiful and unusual of all is weiskei from Papua, a tailed species patterned with vivid pink and green on a dark brown ground colour.